27 July, 2021

Up The Anti

After the resignation of six TRS ministers, what's their chief's next move? Updates

Indian Express
Up The Anti
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao's habit of taking unilateral decisions often leaves his followers confused. It was no different last week when he ordered six TRS ministers to pull out of the Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy-led Congress government in Andhra Pradesh. Reason: the Reddy government was dragging its feet on the creation of a separate state for Telangana. However, he added a twist to the tale by deciding to stay with the UPA government at the Centre.

While the TRS decision to distance itself from the Congress government has been by and large welcomed by party supporters, they are upset that Rao and A. Narendra (Union minister of state for rural development) chose to continue in the central cabinet. "We are in consultation with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and PM Manmohan Singh. So, first we need to see where those deliberations lead," party leader G. Vijayarama Rao said. Till he was asked by his chief to put in his papers, he was the state civil supplies minister.

His colleague, state transport minister S. Santosh Reddy, highlighted the...

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