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Telangana MLA Eatala Rajender at a press meet Friday. | Photo courtesy: Eatala Rajender's team

‘Minister in KCR cabinet worse than slave’: Sacked Telangana minister quits TRS, to join BJP

Eatala Rajender, a close aide of KCR who had been with TRS since its beginning, leaves the party around a month after being ousted from the cabinet. He calls the CM an autocrat.
A file photo of ex-Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee chief Uttam Kumar Reddy (centre) and other party leaders. | Twitter/@UttamTPCC

Disunity, lacklustre poll show, defections — Telangana Congress on continuous downslide mode

On Monday, the party lost two of its senior leaders, Vijayashanti and Gudur Narayana, to the BJP. This came on the back of its abject failure in the Hyderabad civic polls.
Farmers protest at Delhi's Ghazipur border (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Allies step up pressure on BJP to end deadlock with farmers, party says ‘treading cautiously’

JD(U) says govt should include MSP in laws, while AIADMK wants farmers’ concerns to be addressed and JJP in Haryana has urged the govt to add a line on MSP in the laws.

Congress, TRS express support for farmers’ Bharat Bandh call on 8 December

Congress says govt didn't take farmers into confidence on agri laws, while TRS says it had opposed them in Parliament because they harm farmers' interests.
Telangana BJP chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar and party workers celebrate the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) election results in Hyderabad on 4 December 2020 | PTI

BJP wins big in Hyderabad polls, ups tally by 10 times as TRS misses halfway mark

According to the final GHMC results, BJP has won 48 of 150 wards in the civic body, against 55 for TRS and 44 for AIMIM. Congress has won two.
(From left) Union Home Minister Amit Shah, national BJP president J.P. Nadda and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath | Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur

BJP plans mega Hyderabad show with Shah, Yogi and Nadda to campaign for local body polls

BJP has turned a mere local election for 150 GHMC seats into a star-studded affair in its bid to take on the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi.
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao releases his party’s manifesto in Hyderabad Monday | By special arrangement

KCR announces Delhi-like ‘free water’ scheme for Hyderabad ahead of local body polls

With BJP working to make in-roads in Telangana, KCR has also promised free power to barber shops, salons, laundry shops and dhobi ghats across the state.  
File photo of Telangana CM K. Chandrashekar Rao and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi | Twitter | @TelanganaCMO

In Hyderabad civic polls, test for TRS-AIMIM ‘friendship’ as BJP makes it key plank

They have never officially been in alliance, but ruling party TRS and AIMIM have been known to share a friendly relationship since Telangana was formed in 2014.
BJP workers celebrate the party’s bypoll at Dubakka in Telangana | Twitter: @BJP4Telangana

BJP dents KCR’s TRS, wins Dubbaka bypoll in Telangana after weeks of heated campaign

Exits polls had predicted an easy win for the ruling TRS, with the Congress expected to put up a fight. Instead, the BJP won by a slender 1,079 votes.
A BJP rally in Dubbaka ahead of the bypoll in the constituency | Twitter: @BJP4Telangana

Why BJP-TRS tussle ahead of Telangana bypoll has more to do with Congress

Ahead of bypolls at Dubbaka, there’s a BJP and TRS have got into a tussle, which is being viewed as an attempt by the BJP to expand its footprint in the state.
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