Telangana Rashtra Samithi Medak MP Vijayashanti kicked out of TRS
Glamorous actress-turned-Telangana Rashtra Samithi MP from Medak Vijayashanti was unceremoniously suspended from the party at the stroke of midnight on Wednesday.
The suspension came within a few hours of her comments before the media that the entire credit for the announcement of Telangana state by the Congress high command would go to the people of the Telangana and not to the TRS or any other party. She also claimed that her fight for Telangana was much longer than that of the TRS.
Though the development was not totally unexpected, the sudden suspension came as a surprise for everybody on Thursday morning. In fact, many newspapers did not even notice the media statement from TRS president KCR stating that Vijayashanti was being suspended on the grounds of indiscipline. The decision was apparently taken after discussing with the TRS politburo members.
One wondered how Vijayashanti violated the party discipline, because she had not uttered any word against the TRS or KCR. Her only fault was that she had been keeping away from the party activities for some time, after the controversy over her Medak parliamentary seat. She made it clear that she would contest from Medak come what may.
May be the reports that she had met Sonia Gandhi’s political secretary and got an assurance for a Congress ticket from Medak might have prompted the TRS president to suspend her from the party.
However, more than the suspension, the way KCR suspended a fellow MP without even giving her any show-cause notice has led to a lot of criticism. He did it several times in the past with several leaders, including Medak leader M Raghunandan Rao, who was also sacked unceremoniously. Let us see how Vijayashanti reacts to her suspension.