The Election Commission (EC) had already released the schedule for conducting the Graduate MLC elections in Hyderabad-Rangareddy-Mahbubnagar and Warangal-Khammam-Nalgonda constituencies. The tenure of two members — Ramchander Rao of BJP and TRS’s Palla Rajeshwar Reddy will be completed on March 29.
After the BJP won both the Dubbaka bye-election and the GHMC election, the ruling TRS party is said to be considering the MLC polls and following Nagarjunsagar bye-election as a test of their strength on the ground.
The latest we hear is Telangana CM KCR is likely to join the election campaign, as the saffron party had received an overwhelming response in recent elections.
The TRS party already has complete data on the MLC elections. The party leaders are planning to make phone calls to those who belong to different communities on a daily basis, hoping that it is the best way to campaign for the elections.
KCR has a special interest in making phone calls as he used this strategy on revenue department issues and agricultural issues in the past. So it seems that KCR will allocate some time a day to make phone calls to voters. The Graduate MLC polls will take place on March 14, with the election procedures slated to conclude by March 22.