Senior Congress leader and party MLA from Jagityal T Jeevan Reddy sprang a surprise on the media persons when he got down from the car of chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s daughter and Nizamabad MP Kalvakuntla Kavitha at Jagityal on Monday.Apparently, Jeevan Reddy toured parts of Jagityal constituency along with Kavitha and other Telangana Rasthra Samithi leaders.
Though it is not uncommon for a local MLA to participate in the government programmes, the way Jeevan Reddy travelled together with Kavitha and other TRS leaders in her car led to several suspicions.Sources say with the elections to the state assembly round the corner, the TRS chief has been trying every trick to weaken the Congress party by luring tough and senior party leaders, who have a lot of hold in their respective constituencies.
He already brought in former minister Danam Nagender and is all set to trap another former minister Mukesh Goud. KCR is learnt to have promised to fulfil whatever conditions they put before joining the TRS.Now, Jeevan Reddy is one of the senior most and toughest Congress leaders in northern Telangana.Already, there is a talk that Kavitha is planning to contest from Jagityal in the next assembly elections, as her chances of winning the Nizamabad MP seat are bleak. But as long as Jeevan Reddy is there in Jagityal, it is not easy for her to win the assembly seat.
So, KCR is planning to lure Jeevan Reddy into the TRS by offering him a respectable position, besides promising him to nominate him to Rajya Sabha or even give party ticket for Karimnagar Lok Sabha seat.He is also offering an assembly seat to his son. If the deal works out, Jeevan may soon get into the TRS, sources said.