Both the leaders are known for their opportunistic politics but TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu had elevated them in position keeping their BC background and to promote leadership in weaker sections.
Talasani has been assured of a berth in the KCR cabinet if he brought more than 5 TDP MLAs and Krishnaiah has been offered the Medak parliament seat vacated by KCR. ‘KCR wants to remove any threat to his govt by reducing congress and TDP numbers in assembly’, says a senior political analyst.
So the ‘operation akarsh’ of TRS is a major strategy to root out TDP in Telangana. ‘It is easy to win over Congress men during crisis periods, but TDP is tough to bend as long as Chandrababu Naidu is around’ KCR had told a close aide during one of strategy sessions.