TIRUMALA: Mynampally Hanmanth Rao, the prominent Malkajgiri MLA of the ruling party, has set his sights on State Finance Minister T Harish Rao, representing Siddipet, vowing to ensure his political downfall. Rao’s ire stems from his alleged inability to secure the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) Medak seat for his son, Mynampally Rohith.
Speaking passionately to his trusted associates amidst the sacred Tirumala hills after seeking divine blessings, the fervent leader didn’t mince words. Accusing Harish Rao of favoring his own constituency over Medak, Rao metaphorically claimed that Harish Rao treats Medak like a “concubine” while lavishing attention on Siddipet’s development. “I shall impart a lesson to Harish Rao, ensuring his defeat in Siddipet,” Rao emphatically proclaimed.
Rao’s rhetoric took a personal turn as he reminisced about Harish Rao’s humble beginnings, reminding him of his entry into the Velama hostel in Hyderabad with just a pair of footwear and an iron box. Rao, visibly determined, stressed Harish Rao’s transformation over the years and alluded to his amassed wealth. Despite a packed schedule centered around Malkajgiri, Rao pledged to ensure Harish Rao’s electoral loss this year. “I stand before Lord Venkateswara of Tirumala and vow to fulfill my promise of bringing Harish Rao down from his pedestal. I am resolute, and I will relentlessly pursue my goal until his political influence wanes,” Rao avowed.
Speculations surrounding Rao’s political affiliations have been rife, with reports suggesting his inclination towards the Congress party. The fiery tirade on the Tirumala hills is believed to have laid the groundwork for his potential departure from the BRS. While Rao sought renomination from Malkajgiri and a ticket for his son from Medak, his recent actions have hinted at an impending political shift.
As the political arena heats up, Rao’s forceful statements have set the stage for a dramatic showdown between the ruling party and the ministerial heavyweight. The corridors of power are abuzz with anticipation as observers await the unfolding of this high-stakes political confrontation.