Hyderabad: A day after the Election
Commission announced the schedule for the bypolls to 10
assembly seats in Telangana region, the ruling Congress and
main opposition Telugu Desam Party have begun preparations in
"Telangana is going to come. If I win this time, I may
get a big post and help in expediting the process," state
Congress president D Srinivas, who is going to try his luck
from Nizamabad seat, said.
Srinivas lost to his nearest BJP rival in last year`s
assembly election. The bypoll to Nizamabad and nine other
seats is necessitated as the BJP MLA Y Lakshminarayana quit in
support of Telangana.
Seeking to gain a headstart in the campaign, Health
Minister D Nagender said the TRS does not have a monopoly over
"TRS does not have a monopoly over Telangana. How can
they achieve Telangana statehood without the support of
Congress. What is the guarantee that TRS members would not
resign again in the name of Telangana," Health Minister D
Nagender told reporters here today.
Recalling that TRS MLAs and party president K
Chandrasekhar Rao had quit several times in the name of
Telangana, he asked is it proper for the sub-regional party to
thrust elections on the people several times.