Irritated with the increase of activities of TRS and Congress in 7 Assembly Constituencies of Old City, MIM started strategies to curb the activities which are going against it. Pressure is being exerted on KCR and his son, KTR to stop the cadre of TRS from accelerating its activities so that the monopoly of MIM is retained.
MIM has already threatened TRS that if its cadre is not stopped in Old City, it would revise its support and also the failures of the ruling on public issues would be exposed.
It has been the history of MIM that it always forges a coalition with the ruling party and makes an attempt to control the activities of other political parties. It harasses its opponents in various ways, many a time using the police.
For the past three years, it is the first occasion when TRS and Congress have accelerated their activities in Old City for which they are getting an unexpected public response. The united struggle of the opposition parties for raising public issues has perturbed MIM. It is also reported that the way in which Joint Action Committee is raising the issue of Metro Rail Project in Old City is worrying the local party.
The leadership of JAC is with TRS. MIM is therefore started putting its pressure on TRS to refrain its cadre from Metro Rail protest. Due to this reason, TRS leaders have suddenly kept away from this protest program. Seeing this attitude of the Govt. and party, TRS leaders are associating themselves with other parties.
If they continue their membership in the party, it would be construed as a violation of discipline. TRS leaders of Old City are in the state of confusion. They are not able to make any representation on public issues. So far, no TRS leader of Old City has been given any representation in any government organization. The details of former MIM leaders who joined Congress are being collected so that they could be targeted by police.