Telugu Desam supremo Chandrababu Naidu looked more worried about his party’s prospects in the next elections. He found himself alone working with an eye on the elections, while the other leaders including some ministers, are relaxing.
He held a review meeting with the party leaders where he found most of the leaders being non-serious about the elections. He gave a lengthy lesion to the party leaders on the Telangana elections and the strategy that the TRS had followed and won. The TDP chief tried to impress upon his party leaders to read between the lines on the Telangana Rastra Samithi’s victory for the second consecutive term. He told them that the TRS had won just 63 Assembly seats in 2014 though the state was achieved then. However, in 2018 elections, the party had won 88 seats despite the anti-incumbency promoted by the opponents.
Chandrababu Naidu tried to analyse the big victory of the TRS despite the Telangana sentiments in favour of the Congress. It was possible only because of the hard work that the TRS leaders have put in during the elections. He wanted every leader in the TDP to do the same – work hard, talk about the government’s successful programmes and thus win their votes.
He blamed the party leaders and some ministers for not going to the people during the last three months when the Grama Darsini programme was launched. He said that the TDP leaders should have visited every village and met every voter during this period to build a positive image for the party. However, he found that not many of the leaders were active in the programme and they were all in resting mode.
Chandrababu Naidu wanted the leaders to gear up and meet the people during the Janma Bhoomi programme scheduled to begin on January 2, 2019. He wanted the leaders not to take rest and work hard meeting people during this 10-day long programme to win the next elections.
It is to be seen if the TDP leaders would work as the TRS leaders have done and help the TDP retain the power in the next elections.