Eatala’s exit from TRS could be BJP’s gain

At a time when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was looking for ways to strengthen its base in Telangana, it found ammunition in the battle between Telangana CM K. Chandrasekhar Rao and former minister, Eatala Rajender. 
Following a bitter separation despite being one of KCR’s close confidantes, Eatala has met leaders of several political parties. He has also quit the Huzurabad constituency seat to re-contest on his own and to prove to TRS that he can win them without their support. 
Additionally, Eatala, during his press statements, made it evident that the TRS is run by KCR and his family — his son, K.T Rama Rao and his nephew, Harish Rao. All of this has compounded TRS’ problems in Telangana as it stands to gain key leaders from the Huzurabad constituency.
On the other hand, the state BJP unit is jubilant over the recent developments as it feels Rajender’s exit from the TRS will be the beginning of the fall of the KCR dynasty. Rajender belongs to the Mudiraj backward caste, which is electorally influential in as many as 50-60 constituencies in the state.
Given the political sway Eatala holds, this could come as a huge blow for the pink party in Telangana, especially, at a time when the TRS was under the assumption that “all has been well in the TRS.” There are also rumours that Eatala is going to join the saffron party which is vying for a considerable voter base in Telangana. 
Political analysts believe that this could also be the beginning of  mass exits from TRS among those unhappy with the party and its High Command. It remains to be seen how these recent incidents will shape up the politics in Telangana in the midst of this pandemic. 

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