The Chief Minister of Telangana, K Chandrashekar Rao, visited the district of Khammam to assess crop damage and interact with farmers. During his visit, he was accompanied by ThammineniVeerabhadram and KunamneniSambasiva Rao, the state secretaries of CPM and CPI respectively. The Chief Minister gave importance to the Left leaders during the tour and even called them over to listen to the farmers’ issues.
At a recent public meeting, KCR invited national left party leaders along with state party secretaries and paid them keen attention. The Left leaders claimed that they were supporting the BRS which was working against the ‘communal’ BJP. This has led to speculations on a possible alliance between the pink party and the Left parties. However, this is not to the liking of the local BRS leaders who fear they may have to forego their hopes on allotment of tickets during the next polls.
The Left parties have previously won in Palair, Wyra, Kothagudem, Madhira and Bhadrachalam and may press for allotment of these areas to themselves this time. It remains to be seen how this situation will play out in the upcoming polls.