TRS working president KT Rama Rao on Wednesday observed that thousands of missing votes turned out to be one of the major causes for the defeat of some TRS candidates in the recent Assembly elections.
He felt that the winning margin of senior leaders like former Minister and Sanathnagar MLA Talasani Srinivas Yadav also came down drastically for the same reason. He wanted the TRS activists to actively promote voter enrollment as part of the special summary revision of electoral rolls being held till January 25.
“For various reasons, many genuine voters discovered their votes missing and were unable to exercise their rights. Such situation should not exist during the Parliamentary elections. We need to promote voter enrollment in a large scale,” he said. He emphasised the need to win 16 Parlialmentary constituencies to strengthen TRS and help the TRS play vital role at the Centre to get the pending projects sanctioned expeditiously.
Participating in the TRS activists meeting of Sanathnagar constituency at Jala Vihar on Wednesday, Rama Rao said Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao had created a history of sorts by returning to power for second term despite dissolving the Assembly before its tenure ended. He pointed out that all the ruling parties which went for early polls, were defeated earlier. “TRS was able to return to power as we gave importance to aspirations of people. Though the entire Opposition united against TRS, our Chief Minister fought the elections single-handedly and retained power due to public support,” he added.
Rama Rao stated that Congress suffered irreparable loss of its credibility and BJP lost deposits in over 100 Assembly constituencies, while the TDP had become history in the State. “The future belongs to TRS. The nation is looking towards Telangana for solutions to various issues. What Telangana thinks or does today, the nation follows tomorrow. Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi is learnt to be considering to implement the Rythu Bandhu scheme for farmers at the national level by changing its name,” he said.
The vote share of TRS had increased by 14 per cent when compared to 2014 Assembly elections and the party secured 75 per cent of total 119 seats in the State Assembly. Further, TRS along with AIMIM won 25 of 29 seats in Greater Hyderabad region. “People voted for TRS without considering caste or creed. But we must remain humble and work with all humility to fulfill the aspirations of people who kept faith in us,” he added.
He wanted the TRS activists to work for people and strengthen the party base rather than running around party leaders. He assured hard working activists that they would be duly recognised and rewarded without any need for lobbying. He asserted that all TRS activists must work hard for strengthening the party from grassroot level.
Speaking on the occasion, former Minister and Sanathnagar MLA Talasani Srinivas Yadav stated that despite the poll campaigning by several top leaders including the party presidents of Congress, TDP and BJP, TRS working president KT Rama Rao campaigned alone for the party in all the constituencies of Greater Hyderabad region and led it to victory.
He said the Congress and other opposition parties had no moral right to speak about BC reservations in Panchayat Raj elections. He exuded confidence that TRS would win all the upcoming elections from Panchayat Raj to Parliament. Chennur MLA Balka Suman and other leaders were also present.