Warangal: It is turning out to be a battle royale for Nalgonda-Warangal-Khammam graduates' constituency of the Legislative Council (LC). All the candidates are focusing on Warangal because it is an educational hub and the majority of the graduate voters hail from this place.
Unemployment, job notifications, PRC, affairs of state-run universities, the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic on educational institutions, etc are some of the key issues in the polls.
Almost all the parties including TRS, Congress, BJP, Telangana Jana Samithi, the left, Telangana Inti Party, Yuva Telangana Party are in the fray. A lot of independent candidates are also trying their luck.
Ruling TRS is working hard to ensure it does not face a third setback in a row after the Dubbaka by-election and GHMC elections. Accordingly, the state ministers from each district are campaigning for the party candidate Palla Rajeshwar Reddy. They are once again riding on the welfare schemes of the TRS government. TRS maintains that they have provided 1.32 lakh jobs, but the opposition is not impressed.
On the other hand, the BJP is leaving no stone unturned to cash in on the anti-incumbency of the TRS government. In fact, all political parties are following the same strategy.
BJP candidate G Premender Reddy has been meeting private school management and teachers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in a bid to garner their support.
Congress, which fielded Sabavath Ramulu Naik, too is trying hard to win the seat. TPCC chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy is leading the party campaign to reach out to the voters.
Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and minister and TRS party working president KT Rama Rao are closely monitoring the campaign and are giving out clear instructions to the appointed in charges to work hard from the ground level to appeal to the voters and gain more than 50 per cent votes for their candidate.
With just two weeks left for polling, ministers Satyavathi Rathod and Errabelli Dayakar Rao are frequently calling for meetings of cadres where ever they go to chalk out their victory strategies.