The BRS leadership is facing problems with the ticket distribution for the upcoming elections in Warangal. The sitting MLAs, Thatikonda Rajaiah and Muthireddy Yadagiri Reddy, are causing trouble for their chosen replacements, Kadiyam Srihari and Palla Rajeshwar Reddy, in Station Ghanpur and Jangaon constituencies respectively. Kadiyam was chosen to replace Rajaiah, while Palla is likely to be the nominee for Jangaon. However, Rajaiah and Muthireddy are unhappy about giving up their MLA tickets and are expressing their discontent towards Kadiyam and Palla.
The BRS working president, K T Rama Rao, tried to resolve the issue by offering Rajaiah and Muthireddy the State chairman posts of Rythu Bandhu and TSRTC respectively. However, both leaders still believe they have a chance to keep their tickets and are trying to convince the leadership. Rajaiah initially said he would follow KCR’s decision but now claims that anything can happen before the party issues B-Forms. On Monday, Rajaiah objected to Kadiyam’s campaign meetings in Station Ghanpur, stating that a coordination meeting with the cadres should be organized first.
Similarly, Muthireddy criticized Palla for conducting meetings in the constituency and accused him of creating divisions among party cadres. Muthireddy also claimed that Palla had opposed the creation of a separate state during the Telangana Movement. As a result, there is chaos among BRS cadres in both constituencies while the party leadership takes time to resolve the issues.