GHMC polls become test for family parties

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections become test mainly two family politicians like TDP TRS and MIM parties. from TRS, Party supremo K Chandrasekhar Rao’s son K T Ramarao ( state’s IT minister) and daughter Kavitha (Nizambad MP) are made star-campaigners. In Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Nara Lokesh , son of party boss and Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu, is the sole in-charge of the campaign. The campaign affair of the third major regional party, MIM, is taken care of by party’s only leaders Asaduddin Owaisi and Akabaruddin Owaisi. Except Owaisi brothers, no other leader is seen canvassing for the party candidates in 60 divisions in Hyderabad.

From the selection to campaign, Owaisis’ writ alone runs large in the party. Similarly, in TRS as well the campaign arrangement is planned in such a way that KT Ramarao and Kavitha alone dominate the scene. In TDP, even though Telangana TDP has many able leaders, party sees nobody as eligible to lead the organization in elections, except the young, inexperienced Lokesh. Win or defeat is not the question- who inherit the leadership of the party next governs the appointment of ‘hero’ of the party.

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