The results are out. In the Telengana by-elections, the people have voted for the sentiment of Teleengana than the lofty promises of the other parties. Though most of the political observers felt that this elections would be decided by the previous performance of the TRS, the voting public thought otherwise and voted for the separatist party.
The TRS secured 11 seats out of 12 in the by-elections, one more than its previous tally. And the remaining seat went to the BJP candidate Laxminarayana, who proved to be a nemesis for the PCC chief, D Srinivas once again in the Nizamabad Urban constituency. The Siddipet voters have given a thunderous victory to Harish Rao, the nephew of KCR with a majority close to a lakh. That the Congress ahttp://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=widgetsamazon-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B000HCZ8EO&fc1=000000&IS2=1<1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrnd the TDP lost their deposits in many constituencies, shows the wave of Telengana sentiment in the minds of the voters.
What next for the Unity of Andhra Pradesh? Expectedly, the TRS would be bolstered by its victory and will up the ante in the coming daysover its demand for Telengana. Also, the Congress and the TDP would be forced to toe to TRS line at least for the time being. And Chiranjeevi’s PRP should now concentrate itself to play an active role in remainder of the state than in Telengana area.
One must not forget the role played by the students who were decisive in convincing the electorate to vote for those parties who promised Telengana than those parties which never made their stand clear. And TRS has to thank them for their involvement in the Telengana movement. With the decks being cleared for the TRS to go an all-out campaign for a separate state, may be it is time for people of Andhra Pradesh to accept if there is a division in the state.
But what will the Sri Krishna Committee which is constitued to recommend over the division of Andhra Pradesh say in the future. Let us wait and see,