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Harish Rao is looking up to BJP

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A popular English daily in Hyderabad came up with an exclusive story on Monday that senior Telangana Rashtra Samithi leader and Siddipet MLA T Harish Rao is looking up to joining the Bharatiya Janata Party.

According to the report, top BJP leadership has approached Harish Rao and held talks with him, promising him to make the chief ministerial candidate in the next elections.

The saffron party, which is looking for a strong leader to galvanise the cadres, could not find a better leader than Harish Rao.

On his part, Harish Rao, too wants a platform to display his strength.

He has realized that there is no future for him in the TRS as the entire power has been granted to TRS working president K T Rama Rao, son of party founder and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.

Having been completely sidelined in the TRS without even being given a cabinet berth, Harish Rao is also considering the BJP offer.

However, he will wait till the Lok Sabha elections are over and if there is a possibility of Narendra Modi returning to power again, he will take a plunge into the BJP. Otherwise, he will have to wait for the right opportunity.

While the daily, at the end of the story, indicated that it was just an April Fools’ Day prank, analysts do not rule out such a possibility.

In fact, Harish had, indeed, made such an attempt in the past and KCR, who sensed it at the right time, called him and pulled him up. Since then, Harish Rao is lying low.

So, there is no surprise if Harish really does revolt against KCR and takes a plunge into the BJP in the coming days!

TRS looks to Harish for LS poll salvage

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It’s not even two days since the TRS has submitted its list of ‘star campaigners’ for Lok Sabha polls to the Election Commission.

The list has 20 names of star campaigners but shockingly party’s senior MLA and mass leader T Harish Rao’s name was missing from the list.

The TRS has now submitted a ‘revised list’ to EC including Harish’s name in the list of star campaigners for Lok Sabha polls.

Everyone knows how TRS chief and CM KCR has been deliberately ignoring and sidelining Harish Rao in the party and the government after TRS won Assembly polls for second term in December last and after his son KTR was elevated to TRS working president post.

Everyone in political and party circles believe that this was done for the sake of KTR as KCR wants his son to have complete control over the party and the government.

But the recent political development backfired forcing TRS to look at party’s ‘trouble shooter’ to save the party from the present crisis.

The TRS has been facing rough weather politically when Lok Sabha polls are just two weeks away.

TRS lost MLC polls on Tuesday and on the other hand CM’s daughter Kavitha is lurking at the defeat in Nizamabad Lok Sabha seat with turmeric and red jowar farmers revolting against TRS and KCR and filing over 200 nominations to contest against Kavitha.

In these circumstances, KCR reportedly felt that no one in the party except Harish have the capability to tide away party from the present crisis.

Harish was immediately included in the star campaigners list and he was asked to visit Nizamabad to resolve the issues and also tour other constituencies to boost TRS prospects.

Harish’s episode again proved that no one can suppress a worthy leader or a worthy talent all the time.

Harish ‘picture’ goes viral: KCR, KTR reduce him to a ‘village leader’!

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A picture of TRS leader and MLA T Harish Rao sitting on the floor along with his supporters at his house in Siddipet has gone viral on social media.

The picture reflects the present pathetic condition of Harish Rao in TRS which even thousands of words can’t describe the amount of humiliation, isolation and insult he is being subjected to by KCR, KTR, Kavitha and Joginapally Santhosh Kumar.

Not only Harish supporters in TRS, even other leaders and cadre in TRS, Opposition parties and general public feel pity for Harish Rao at the way he is being ignored, sidelined in TRS, the party for which he worked day in and day out sincerely and committedly especially in times of trouble and crisis the party faced since its inception in 2001.

He was fondly called as ‘trouble shooter’ in TRS as Harish saved TRS and KCR from every crisis they faced during Telangana statehood agitation.

But after KCR became CM, he gave preference to his son KTR, daughter Kavitha and nephew J Santhosh Kumar and sidelined Harish gradually.

By the end of KCR’s first term and KCR retaining power for second term, the situation of Harish worsened to such an extent that he is now forced to confine to his residence in Siddipet. He can’t cover even his Medak district, let alone coming to Hyderabad.

With this, Harish is now holding ‘election campaign’ for TRS at his residence. He is sitting on the floor along with the people of Siddipet at his house and doing campaigning all through the day.

While KCR, KTR, Kavitha are addressing huge public meetings, visiting all the districts, poor Harish has been confined to his Siddipet house.

Except feeling pity for Harish, no leader or activist in TRS dare to question the injustice being meted out to TRS or come in support of him fearing KCR & Co.

They express anger in their internal discussions over how they reduced Harish from a ‘state level leader’ to a ‘village level leader’ like Sarpanch.