The YSR Congress chief, Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy, is on a mission to topple the state government as he is contacting some of the Congress MLAs and is negotiating with them.
There is also speculation that more Congress MLAs will support them after the CM makes changes in the Cabinet including accommodating PR members after its formal merger with the Congress.
Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy plans to win over some disgruntled TD MLAs too. A source close to the leader said, “In the coming three months the state is going to witness several political changes including on the Telangana front, and we will try to take advantage of every opportunity that comes our way”.
The Kadapa MP, who is presently in Bengaluru, has started the exercise to shortlist the names of the YSR Congress state executive and conveners. Mr Reddy and the key party leader, Mr Y.V. Subba Reddy, had a series of sittings in Bengaluru to finish the exercise and the names will be announced by this month-end.
Party sources say that the Kadapa bypoll wins were not due to the sympathy factor alone and there had been massive anti-establishment votes against the Congress government in the state and at the Centre. YSR Congress leaders say that every Congress MLA feels the anti-establishment atmosphere in their constituency and is not sure of a win in the coming local bodies polls.
In such a case, they say that a situation will come where a sizeable section of party MLAs will revolt and withdraw their support from the government forcing a mid-term poll in the state, which Mr Reddy is eagerly looking forward to.
Legal experts, however, differ with the argument of ruling party MLAs going to the Raj Bhavan and withdrawing their support to force a mid-term poll.
They say that the moment some ruling party MLAs submit withdrawal of support letters, the Congress Legislature Party can seek disqualification of the MLAs much before a trust vote in the House.