The Jubilee Hills MLA recently attacked a party member over a flexi issue, but this is not an isolated incident within the BRS. Similar conflicts are happening in other constituencies, where leaders are fighting with their own MLAs or incharges because their pictures are not featured on flexis. This exposes rifts within the party.
In Amberpet, BRS leader EkkalaKanna’s flexis feature photos of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and Ministers KT Rama Rao and Talasani Srinivas Yadav, but not the sitting MLA Kaleru Venkatesh. Goshamahal also faces a similar situation, where party leader Gaddam Srinivas Yadav’s Bonalu flexis include pictures of all other leaders except for previous candidate Prem Singh Rathod.
The LB Nagar constituency has an open conflict between MLA D Sudheer Reddy and senior leader Rammohan Goud, which is evident through their flexi displays. This flexi war is not limited to the city; districts also witness fights between party leaders. In Patancheru, there is an open feud between MLA G Mahipal Reddy and senior leader Neelam Madhu Mudiraj, resulting in the removal of posters and banners, further increasing tension.
The situation is escalated by leaders projecting themselves as candidates for the next elections. Party leaders are urging the high command to intervene and prevent divisions that could harm their chances in the upcoming elections.