Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao may not be able to campaign for the BRS like in the 2018 Assembly elections this time.The full responsibility of the campaign will be with BRS Working President IT Minister KT Rama Rao and Finance Minister T. Harish Rao. In fact, both of them have already started extensive campaign tours.
During the 2018 Assembly elections, KCR campaigned in almost all Assembly constituencies. He addressed one public meeting in every constituency. In Hyderabad, he addressed only two or three public meetings.
Harish Rao and KTR were given campaign responsibilities in some key constituencies. For the first time, Harish used a helicopter to campaign in the districts during the last Assembly elections. Earlier, only KCR used to use helicopters for campaigning.
This time KCR is likely to campaign in some important Assembly constituencies where his campaign will help BRS candidates.The election schedule is expected soon. At present, KCR is suffering from some medical problems. He is getting treatment at his official residence Pragathi Bhavan. It may take some time for KCR to recover fully.
The doctors have also advised against extensive campaigning due to his medical condition. BRS sources said that the CM may address around 10 public meetings in districts depending on the situation. Party leaders will identify where the CM’s campaign is required.
If KCR wants to campaign extensively top BRS leaders will not allow him due to his medical problems. Ministers KTR and Harish Rao will cover all Assembly constituencies.
Some BRS candidates who are likely to face a tough fight from the opposition think that KCR’s campaign will help them.But now they have to fight on their own and instead of KCR ministers KTR or Harish Rao will help them.
Earlier, KCR used to direct BRS candidates to tour extensively in their Assembly constituencies and keep in touch with people. he main opposition Congress and the BJP still have not announced their candidates. But BRS candidates are touring their constituencies extensively.
By the time the Congress and the BJP announces their candidates, BRS candidates would have completed the first round of their campaign in their constituencies.