Surekha not attending the ‘Racha Banda’ programme of the party’s honorary president Vijayamma in Chevella of Ranga Reddy district gave credence to the reports. It is learnt that she had not responded though she was invited by party senior leaders over telephone.
Surekha was the first to support the family of Dr. Y S Rajasekhara Reddy after his death. She even quit the cabinet when Jagan could not become the Chief Minister. However, she was gradually getting disheartened with the way she was being treated by the party after Jagan went to jail and her own defeat in the Assembly by-election.
Surekha was very much hurt when recent entrants like TV anchor Rani Rudrama and others were assured party tickets and made incharges of constituencies in her Warangal district, without even saying a word to her. Surekha and her husband have a strong cadre in the district. As they are senior leaders of the YSRCP, several of their own followers have been expecting party posts and tickets. Suddenly Sakshi newspaper managing editor Sajjala Rama Krishna Reddy was made Telangana incharge and he started appointing leaders of his choice as constituency incharges.
Angered by Sajjala tampering the party affairs, Konda’s followers locked the YSRCP party office in Warangal recently. They are charging Sajjala of selling party posts and tickets. As he had taken the party matters totally into his hands, the leadership of the Konda couple became a question mark. Their followers are totally disappointed, as they had spent a lot of money on party activities.
Now it is learnt that the Konda couple have been holding a series of meetings with their confidents, considering their options. Reports suggest that they might opt to join either BJP or TRS as both the parties are committed to Telangana. While both the parties might welcome them, it is learnt that they might prefer BJP as there would be greater freedom in that party. The couple might announce their decision shortly, unless the YSR Congress leadership controls the Sajjala factor in Warangal district.