TDP to do away with district party presidents in Telangana

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Time was when there used to be heavy competition for the post of TDP district president in Telangana. The leaders used to vie for the post and move heaven and earth to get it. But, today the TDP is a shadow of its former self. It does not have any aura and the leaders and cadres have deserted the party in drones. Today, the party offices get no visitors. What more, getting district presidents is also proving to be very difficult for the party. Also, KCR's move to increase the number of districts in Telangana is making it all the more difficult to get as many presidents.

The latest buzz is that party chief N Chandrababu Naidu has given his nod to appoint presidents at the Lok Sabha and assembly constituency level. This is because there are no suitable leaders to take care of the whole district. The new system is now being implemented in Mahabubnagar district. The party does not have the wherewithal and the resources needed to set up district-level offices for the newly formed districts. So, Chandrababu asked his partymen not to have district offices and go in for constituency level offices only.

Thus Mahabubnagar district will have presidents for Mahabubnagar and Nagarkurnool Lok Sabha constituencies. The names of former MLAs Sithamma and B Narsimloo are being considered for Mahabubnagar LS constituency president's post, while four other names are being considered for Nagarkurnool LS seat. Sources say the party is not in a position to even appoint assembly constituency level incharges in several places in Telangana.
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