The prevailing Coronavirus pandemic situation is all set to cast its shadow on the grandiose plans of Y S Sharmila, daughter of former chief minister of combined Andhra Pradesh Dr Y S Rajasekhar Reddy, to launch her new political party in Telangana.
Reports from her party sources indicate that Sharmila might not get an opportunity to launch her political party in a big way on July 8, coinciding with the birth anniversary of her late father.
The party’s name has more or less been finalised as YSR Telangana Party.
According to her original plans, Sharmila was supposed to launch the political party at a big public rally on the outskirts of Hyderabad, after which she would announce her programme of action, including her plans for a padayatra.
However, with the second wave of Covid-19 still continuing to pose threat to the people, the party leaders have advised her not to take up any such plan.
Moreover, the police, too, might not give her any permission for such a grand show.
So, Sharmila is now contemplating addressing a virtual meeting of her fans through Zoom conference or a Facebook live show, which would be arranged from her Lotus Pond office.
“Otherwise, it would be a small gathering of 50-100 people at an auditorium which would be telecast live all over Telangana for which the party would book slots in the television channels,” sources said.