If the recently concluded Nagarjuna Sagar by-polls are anything to go by, then it is clear that the Congress party is failing to attract the people of Telangana. The High Command of Congress was in search of a new Presidential candidate for the Telangana Congress division that could replace N Uttam Kumar Reddy, for a long time now, but put things on hold after veteran leader K Jana Reddy urged the high command to wait until the Nagarjuna Sagar by-polls came to an end.
The high command of Congress is reportedly in search of a fit and capable of redefining the Congress party in Telangana and who can breathe fresh air into the party, one that would appeal to the people of the state. The high command of Congress is also reportedly firm on making sure that the new President would lead the party to a confident position by the 2023 general elections.
Many people are naturally interested in grabbing the post but are said to be unwilling to go to Delhi to lobby for their candidature, considering the current situation of Coronavirus in the country. On the other hand, the AICC in charge of Telangana affairs, Manickam Tagore, said that no name has been finalised so far and that a decision will be made once a panel of names are presented to the high command.
The BJP, while losing out in the Nagarjuna Sagar by-polls, managed to score well in the Dubbaka by-polls and the GHMC elections. On the other hand, the Congress party failed to make an impact anywhere.