Similarly, Takkelapalli Ravinder Rao, who headed the party unit for a long time and successfully led the separate Telangana movement, has been waiting for his chance to become an MLC, but in vain.
“Many senior leaders from TDP had joined TRS and they preferred to accommodate their long time supporters who had followed them to TRS.
Jannu Jacharaiah and Medipalli Shobhan, who were seniors in CPI(M), had joined the TRS since its inception and have been waiting for a chance to contest elections or secure a nominated post.
While a section of the ruling party is in upbeat mood over continued patronage to leaders of the district, the first generation leaders who still wait for their turn sulked over the recent nominations to Rajya Sabha.
But within the party, there is no such patronage from our leaders who too feel sidelined,” he said.
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