Y S Sharmila, daughter of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister late Y S Rajasekhar Reddy and sister of incumbent CM Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, is gearing up for another round of meetings, this time with the supporters of her father in Khammam district.
She will reportedly hold the meeting on February 21.
Former head of the Telangana wing of the YSR Congress Party Konda Raghava Reddy, a close confidant of Sharmila, said that the latter would also hold a special meeting with the tribals of the district to acquaint herself with the problems they were facing.
"Sharmila will meet her late father's supporters in Khammam, and discuss with them the strategies to be adopted for the formation of her political party," he said.
She has already met with the leaders of the Nalgonda district two days back.
The leader has caused quite a stir since she dropped hints that she would be launching a new party in Telangana
The Congress was left especially vexed by the announcement, and lashed out at Sharmila for her decision.
Party leader and MP A Revanth Reddy said that while YSR was a well-loved figure in Telangana, the new state had been formed to be ruled by and for the "sons of the soil", and not so that the children of the former CM could run it.
This seems to be prompted by the fear that Sharmila's party will significantly dent the Congress' electoral prospects in the state. Political analysts have claimed that while the party's failure to effectively cash in on YSR's image after the bifurcation of AP has negatively impacted its vote share in Telangana already, Sharmila's entry into the state's political arena is likely to hurt its prospects, even more