GWMC elections: TRS faces suicide threats from aspirants denied party tickets

Things seem to be spiraling out of control for the TRS as it faces suicide threats following the allotment of candidates for the Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation (GWMC) elections.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  23 April 2021 1:30 AM GMT
GWMC elections: TRS faces suicide threats from aspirants denied party tickets
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Tummala Shoba Rani threatening to commit suicide on a building, Darshan Singh threatening to jump from a tower

Warangal: Things seem to be spiraling out of control for the TRS as it faces suicide threats following the allotment of candidates for the Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation (GWMC) elections.

With a fierce battle for party tickets in each division, aspirants who did not get picked are resorting to extreme measures. So far, two TRS aspirants have threatened to commit suicide after they did not get picked to contest the polls.

While Darshan Singh who aspired to contest from the 9th division threatened to jump from a mobile tower on Wednesday, another senior TRS party leader Tummala Shobha Rani climbed a building that was under construction on Thursday after she was denied the party's B form to contest from the 58th division.

Shobha Rani had a bottle of petrol in her hand and threatened to kill herself if she was not given the ticket. She said she had been working for the party since the time of the statehood movement and was involved in several police cases for which she was still going to police stations.

"I was among the first to support the TRS during the statehood agitation leaving behind my family and life. I took part in several protests for which I was booked in numerous cases. I still have to go to the police station for that. Despite my hard work and dedication for the party, justice had not been done to me," she said alleging that some leaders demanded Rs. 50 lakh to allot her a party ticket for the polls.

Meanwhile, Darshan Singh, an active member of the TRS party since its formation, aspired to contest from the 9th division but was denied a party ticket. Following this, he climbed a mobile tower and threatened to jump if not give a chance to contest. "I have been dedicated my life to the party and the leaders. Outsiders are being favoured over us. Even after such loyalty towards the party, I am met with injustice," Mr. Singh said.

A pamphlet purportedly released by TRS leaders has been doing the rounds of social networking sites alleging that the local public representatives are demanding Rs. 30- 50 lakh for party tickets. These pamphlets have caused a sensation on social media.

Pamphlet being shared on social networking sites


The pamphlet states that tickets are being given to rowdy sheeters and real estate traders, rather than to those who have been working in the party from the beginning.

Meanwhile, minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao said that due to social equations, they could not give tickets to everyone. However, he assured that those who did not get tickets will get a key position in the party. He warned that strict action would be taken against anyone involved in anti-party activities.

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