Putting speculations to rest, YS Rajasekhar Reddy's daughter YS Sharmila is back and she will be heading her brother's party in Telangana. The moot question is will Sharmila able to carry off? Is she the right choice?
Although it's too early to say, it appears Sharmila can't carry off the party on her shoulders. The government is so strong that even Opposition parties like TDP, BJP and Congress are having hard time in attacking it. If Sharmila has to prove her mettle, she has to slug it out with strong leaders like KCR, KTR, Harish Rao, Kavitha, Revanth Reddy, Errabelli Dayakar Rao etc. She could only turn heads of peoples by raging battle against government on several public issues and thus corner the government. It's certainly easier said than done. Moreover, there is no vacuum for new political force in Telangana after elections.
Sharmila is definitely the right choice for YSRCP as she is the only option left for party and Jagan to give the reigns to. But we think, she is the right choice in the wrong time. Given that Sharmila is daughter of YSR, she would definitely have some edge. But that phase is passe. Especially post bifurcation and formation of TRS government, it's highly unlikely that people, Telangana leaders would receive Sharmila. In fact, YSRCP is zero in Telangana and Sharmila has to build the party from scratch. It needs to be seen how she handles the situation. This is definitely a mammoth challenge ahead of Sharmila. On whole, Sharmila is the right choice by Jagan at the wrong time.