‘Conditions Apply’, is doing the rounds in the TRS and this is in regard with the allotment of tickets to 105 candidates released by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao after dissolving the assembly.
The reason behind this ‘conditions apply’ tag is that the list does not guarantee that the same candidates will be contesting election from the TRS ticket when the elections are held. KCR will continue to take surveys and take ground-level feedback every week to assess the winning prospects of the candidates and replace them accordingly with those who have a greater chance of winning.
The TRS chief has announced tickets for all these sitting MLAs except two candidates. This triggered protests from TRS leaders in seats where the sitting MLAs’ performance was not up to the mark and in seats where leaders from other parties defected to the TRS.
However, the ‘real candidates’ would be known only when B-forms are given in the last minute while filing nominations.