The Khammam district administration has imposed several restrictions on Y S Sharmila's grand party launch in the district headquarters, to be held tomorrow, April 9.
The staff of the municipal body removed the flex posters put up by her supporters welcoming her to the town. This left the supporters rather incensed. They even confronted the officials asking why the massive hoardings of IT and Industries Minister K T Rama Rao had not been removed before his visit to the district last week.
Sharmila had initially thought of launching her new party in the presence of a crowd of 1.5 lakh people. She was, however, forced to change her plans after the sudden surge
in Covid-19 cases in Telangana.
The much-talked-about Sankalpa Sabha, as the meeting is being called, will now be attended by just 6,000 people - after much back and forth
, the police have given the organisers permission to hold the meeting, but have issued strict instructions about the adherence to Covid-19 safety guidelines.
Many supporters of Sharmila's late father, former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhar Reddy, are looking forward to the event ever since sources revealed that his wife Y S Vijayamma would also make an appearance as the sabha's chief guest.
Others are have been waiting for the sabha as Sharmila will likely announce the name of her party, unveil its flag, and reveal its policies at tomorrow's meeting.
It is being said that she has decided to call the party YSR Telangana Party
in an obvious homage to her father and a bold reclamation of his legacy (her brother's party, the ruling party in AP, is called the YSR Congress Party).