HYDERABAD: While the high court’s pronouncement came as a shot in the arm, the ruling TRS may take a decision on holding the civic polls only after the Huzurnagar byelection results and finding a solution to the ongoing RTC strike.
TRS wanted the elections to be held in June-July this year following a landslide victory in panchayat and zilla parishad elections. Also, chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was firm on the municipal elections before the term of civic bodies ended on July 1 this year.
However, party leaders acknowledge there has been a paradigm shift in the situation at the ground level, especially after the RTC strike. TRS local leaders in various districts feel that municipal elections should be delayed going by the current situation. The party leadership is conducting a series of surveys through private agencies on its prospects before going for polls, sources said.
Party general secretary Palla Rajeshwara Reddy said the party is ready to face election at any time. “Our party has good memberships in all the municipalities and schemes introduced by the government will help in our victory in the civic elections,” he said. TRS has not officially reacted on Tuesday’s order.