Will Bura Narsaiah Goud be BJP's favourite, if Komatrireddy Venkat Reddy too joins its ranks?
Former Bhuvanagiri MP Bura Narsaiah Goud resigned from TRS, playing BC card
HYDERABAD: Former Bhuvanagiri MP Bura Narsaiah Goud is suddenly and assiduously remembering the 'gross injustice' meted out to backward classes in Telangana. He is now seething with rage against Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president and Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR). And, he resigned from the primary membership of the TRS.
Dr Narsaiah claimed that he had not hankered for Munugode Assembly ticket on behalf of the TRS.
Would Dr Narsaiah have resigned from the TRS if the BJP did not woo sitting Congress legislator Komatireddy Rajgopal Reddy with a Rs.18,000-cr mining contract that triggered his resignation and portrayed him as a political turncoat for the first time in his political career?
The bariatric surgeon has in fact added to the flab of the BJP. How? He was defeated by Komatireddy Venkat Reddy, elder brother of incumbent MLA Rajgopal Reddy, from Bhuvanagiri Lok Sabha constituency. Venkat Reddy is still sailing with the Congress.
Victory or defeat, Rajgopal Reddy, who just crossed over from the Congress, would be the BJP candidate from Munugode in the next Assembly elections.
Though it seems hypothetical for now, the 'bond' Rajgopal Reddy now has with the BJP gives rise to the pertinent question of how long will Venkat Reddy continue in the tottering grand old party (GOP), the Congress.
Though Venkat Reddy is for now rooted to the Congress, leaders of the GOP are capable of smoking out sooner than later. The Komatireddy brothers don't want to lose grip over their fiefdom, irrespective of the electoral outcome. And, they are rich by their own admission in TV channels and affidavits files with Election Commission od India.
Just in case, the expected switch of Venkat Reddy happens into the BJP, the brothers might interchange the positions they would be seeking, at the most.
This permanently seals the prospect of Dr Narsaiah Goud becoming anything from Bhuvanagiri or Munugode. Would KCR be considerate if Dr Goud failed to find favour in the BJP. Most likely, the answer is an emphatic no.
After a protracted journey of 13 years with KCR, Dr Goud is demonstrating his "lately dawned wisdom" that there was a stark difference between loyalty and slavery.
What if KCR had acceded to Dr Goud's request and fielded him on behalf of the party? Perhaps, the Chief Minister would have become a Demi-god in the eyes of Dr Narsaiah Goud. Perhaps, giving TRS ticket him would have absolved KCR of the charge of neglecting BCs.
Dr Goud has conveniently forgotten the numerous welfare schemes and also income-generating programmes like pisciculture, distribution of sheep, encouraging toddy-tappers and a host of others launched and effectively implemented by the KCR regime.
Dr Goud, who took up cudgels on behalf of KCR and the TRS hitherto, will now speak diametrically opposite of what he had said earlier in the numerous TV debates.
He should have explained to KCR through various platforms available the grievances he suddenly remembered only at the time of resignation.
Now, take a look at his resignation letter and the flashes occurred in his mind.
Dr Narsaiah Goud doesn't want to take the "humiliation" of 'refusing a chance to represent the grievances of BCs and those pursuing professions inherited by virtue of their castes'.
He highlighted the insults he had encountered when he wasn't even informed about the "self respect" meetings.
He conveniently forgot the series of meetings held by TRS working president KT Rama Rao with Dr Goud and other aspirants Karne Prabhakar and Karnati Vidyasagar.
Dr Goud said in his three-page resignation letter to KCR that "it's unnecessary to continue in the party which considered seeking the party ticket to a BC is in itself a crime." Dr Narsaiah felt that it's absurd to stay put on the party when there was no chance to bring to "your knowledge the grievances of the downtrodden sections".
He also talked about assigned lands of Dalits being taken for government layouts, Dharani portal and dual signature of sarpanch and deputy sarpanch on cheques.
And a total recall of his association with KCR and TRS also preceded his grievances in his resignation.
It ain't very difficult for anyone to understand that Dr Goud called it quits from the TRS, sulking and disappointed at not being fielded to contest on behalf of the party in Munugode.