Congress, TDP shy away from Parkal

With the polling date just four days away, the Congress and Telugu Desam parties seem to have abandoned their hopes on Parkal assembly segment in Warangal district.

Though the ruling Congress and TDP are in the fray in Parkal, the fight is essentially between the TRS and BJP, the votaries of separate statehood. Both the parties are fighting tooth and nail to win the byelection.

Meanwhile, the ruling party and the main Opposition, which are still dillydallying on the separate state issue, are shifting their focus to Seemandhra region, where 17 Assembly segments and one Lok Sabha are going to polls on June 12.

All the political heavyweights in the Congress are canvassing in Seemandhra region only.

The Congress state affairs in-charge Ghulam Nabi Azad, who made a whirlwind tour in Seemandhra, did not find time to visit Parkal, the lone constituency in Telangana region facing bypoll.

Same was the case with the AICC emissary Vayalar Ravi. The Congress state leadership’s efforts to instil confidence among the local cadre did not yield results as the proposed meeting a few days ago, was disrupted because of a windstorm.

Meanwhile, the TDP also seems to have given up hope on Parkal seat. It is evident from the party leadership’s latest decision to send its top leaders in Telangana to Seemandhra region.

Leaders like T Devender Goud, Revanth Reddy, M Narasimhulu and Ramesh Rathod were sent to Seemandhra to hold meetings to woo the voters of their respective communities.