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With EC nod, KCR set to formally launch BRS

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With the Election Commission of India giving its nod to the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) to change its name Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), party president and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will formally launch the BRS here on Friday.

At a programme to be held at Telangana Bhavan, the chief minister will launch BRS at 1.20 p.m. With this, the party will officially commence its activities.

KCR, as the TRS leader is popularly known, will sign a letter in reply to the communication received from the Election Commission.

KCR will then unveil the BRS flag and unfurl it.

This was announced on Thursday after KCR received a communication from the Election Commission (EC).

The poll panel informed TRS president that the request of TRS to change its name to BRS has been accepted. “The necessary notification in this regard will be issued in due course,” reads the letter from EC.

Friday’s programme at Telangana Bhavan will be attended by executive committee members, party’s district presidents, ministers, MPs, MLAs, MLCs and other leaders.

KCR has also asked Zilla parishad chairpersons, heads of various corporations and other leaders to attend the programme.

The TRS at its general body meeting on October 5 had decided to change its name to BRS to expand its activities to other states.

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Summoned by CBI in liquor scam, Kavitha meets KCR

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A day after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sought clarifications in the Delhi liquor policy scam, TRS MLC K. Kavitha on Saturday met Telangana Chief Minister and her father K. Chandrashekar Rao.

Kavitha drove to Pragati Bhavan, the residence of CM KCR. They are believed to be discussing the strategy to counter what they believe is political vendetta by the BJP government at the Centre by targeting them through Central agencies.

She is likely to discuss the latest developments with brother and state minister K. T. Rama Rao and other family members.

The TRS leaders are also believed to be discussing the political strategy of the party to counter investigation by Central agencies like the CBI, Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Income Tax against state ministers, MPs, state legislators and other leaders.

Meanwhile, a large number of TRS workers reached Kavitha’s house to show solidarity with her a day after she confirmed that the CBI has issued a notice to her.

“I’ve been issued a CBI Notice under Section 160 of Cr.P.C, seeking my clarification. I have informed the authorities that I can meet them at my residence in Hyderabad on Dec 6th as per their request,” Kavita said in a statement on Friday.

The CBI notice dated December 2, stated, “During the course of investigation of the subject cited case, certain facts have emerged which you may be acquainted with, hence your examination on such facts is required in the interest of investigation.”

On November 30, Kavitha’s name had surfaced in the remand report filed by the ED in a Delhi court on Wednesday for remand of businessman Amit Arora in Delhi liquor policy scam.

According to the remand report, businessman Vijay Nair, who has already been arrested in the case, received kickbacks of Rs 100 crore on behalf of AAP leaders from a group, called ‘South Group’.

The group is controlled by Sarath Reddy, Kavitha and Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy, it added.

Sarath Reddy, one of the directors of pharma major Aurobindo Pharma, has already been arrested.

Srinivasulu Reddy is a member of Parliament belonging to Andhra Pradesh’s ruling party YSR Congress Party (YSRCP).

The CBI is likely to seek information from Kavitha based on the remand report. The ED stated in the report that the TRS leader changed 10 phone devices between December 2021 and October 2022.

Kavitha had said on December 1 that she will fully cooperate with the central agency and is not scared of anything.

She alleged that the BJP government at the Centre is playing cheap tricks to damage her reputation through media leaks.

“We have already said we are ready to face any probe. If an agency comes and questions, we will definitely give a reply but if you resort to media leaks to damage the reputation of leaders, people will definitely fight back,” she said.

Kavitha, a member of Telangana Legislative Council, also dared the Modi government to put her in jail. “If you want to put me in jail, do it. There is no problem but we will not stop working for the people and we will continue to expose failures of the BJP,” she said.

The former MP alleged that the ED, CBI and IT cases against ministers, MLAs and other TRS leaders was BJP’s reaction to TRS exposing its conspiracy to topple democratically elected government.

“You conspired to topple the government and since we exposed this before people, as a reaction ED, CBI, IT cases are booked against ministers, MLAs and MLCs,” she said.

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Yadadri power project will bring laurels to entire country: KCR

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Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao said on Monday that the projects such as the prestigious Yadadri Ultra Mega Thermal Power Project with a capacity of 4,000 MW, taken up by the Telangana government, will bring laurels to the entire country.

He said in the interest of the welfare of the farmers and Telangana people, projects like the Yadadri Thermal Power Project are undertaken in the public sector without succumbing to pressure from corporate people.

The chief minister inspected the works of the power plant which is under construction near Veerlapalem at Damaracharla mandal of Nalgonda district.

He directed energy minister Jagadish Reddy, Transco and Genco Chairman and Managing Director Prabhakar Rao and BHEL officials to complete the project at the earliest.

Accompanied by ministers, public representatives and officials, CM KCR reached the construction site by two helicopters in the afternoon. He enquired of Transco and Genco and BHEL about the progress in the construction of the plant. Officials inspected the display boards set up about the power plant.

CMD Prabhakar Rao explained to KCR that the two units will be completed by December 2023 and the remaining units will be completed by June 2024.

He told the CM that the construction of the power plant has been delayed for more than a year and a half due to Covid pandemic phase.

KCR said that measures should be taken to ensure that the coal reserves required for the operation of the plant are maintained for at least 30 days. Since the power project is important, the authorities are advised to act pro-actively and take appropriate decisions in the case of other operations including coal reserves.

He directed to make arrangements for electricity connectivity from Yadadri plant to all areas including Hyderabad.

KCR enquired about the daily requirement of coal and water supply to the power plant. The chief minister suggested that arrangements should be made to supply Krishna water for water needs of the project.

KCR said that Damaracharla area has been selected for the power plant with an intention of providing employment to the people of the erstwhile Nalgonda district.

He ordered the construction of a township for about 10,000 employees working in the power plant.

He suggested that 100 acres should be acquired specially for staff quarters and other facilities. Fifty acres will be allocated for a sports complex.

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KCR to lay foundation stone for Hyderabad Airport Express Metro on Dec 9

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Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will lay foundation stone for Hyderabad Airport Express Metro next month.

The 31-km long project will connect the information technology district Hitec City to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad.

Municipal administration and Urban Development Minister K. T. Rama Rao revealed that the chief minister will lay the foundation stone on December 9.

“Hyderabad is Forging Ahead. Happy to announce that Hon’ble CM KCR Garu will be laying the foundation for Airport Express Metro on 9th December,” minister KTR tweeted.

“This project starting at Mindspace junction to Shamshabad Airport will be 31 KM long & will be costing approximately Rs 6,250 crore,” he wrote.

The state government had allocated Rs 377.35 crore for the project in 2022-23 budget.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has already prepared a detailed project.

The proposed high-speed Airport Express Metro will contain both elevated and underground sections. About 2.5 km of the total stretch will be underground.

Once completed, the project will help commuters reach the airport in just 20 minutes.

Bio-Diversity Junction, Nanakramguda, Narsingi, TS Police Academy and Rajendranagar are likely to be some of the stations on the stretch.

The city already has fully operational Hyderabad Metro Rail spanning over 69 kms. The elevated Metro is operating on three corridors.

The state government has urged Central Government to accord in-principle approval for the Hyderabad Metro Rail Phase -II Project from BHEL to Lakdikapul costing Rs 8,453 crore as a jointly owned project of Union Government and Government of Telangana State (GoTS) with external financial assistance.

In a letter addressed to Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, state minister KTR requested him to include the said proposal in the ensuing union budget for 2023-24. The new Metro Line is proposed to be of 26 kms long with 23 stations.

To avoid delays in processing, Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) of the project (as prepared by DMRC) and other related documents were sent to Government of India by the Telangana Government on October 27, 2022, the Minister added.

The Minister said that Hyderabad is the fastest growing Metropolitan city in terms of quarterly and year on year growth of real estate sector especially since 2019-20. With the opening up of all the offices in post-COVID scenario, the need for expansion and strengthening of public transportation system needs no emphasis, he added.

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KCR hails Telangana startups for making history in space sector

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Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Saturday expressed happiness over successfully placing into the space orbit the two Nano satellites launched from Sriharikota by Telangana-based Dhruva Space Tech, a Hyderabad-based private start-up.

CM KCR said that the successful launch of two nano satellites – ‘Thybolt 1 and Thybolt 2’ sent by the Hyderabad start-up company along with ISRO’s PSLV-C54 is a milestone in the history of the country’s enterprising startups.

The Chief Minister described that the launch of the satellites by the private sector as a great success.

He noted that with the success of the recently launched ‘Vikram-S’ satellite, Telangana start-up company and T-Hub member ‘Sky root’ created history by becoming the first private company in the country to launch a satellite.

The Chief Minister said that, with these experiments, Hyderabad start-up companies opened doors of new opportunities in the Indian space sector.

He stated that the success of the recent launch of “Vikram S” and Saturday’s launch of “Thybolt 1 and Thybolt 2” gave a good start to the launch of private rockets aimed at increasing India’s share in the global space economy.

The Chief Minister said that these two successful satellite experiments brought laurels to Telangana worldwide.

He claimed that Hyderabad’s prominence as a start-up city has doubled through these satellite launches.

He called it just a beginning and exuded confidence that the T Hub, which has been started with an aim of bringing out the talent of enthusiasts and creating opportunities in the fields of science and technology and industry, will achieve many more milestones in the future.

CM KCR congratulated the representatives of ‘Skyroot’ and ‘Dhruva’ space start-ups who, with the encouragement of T-Hub, created satellites through their start-up companies and successfully launched them.

He called on the youth to work with the same spirit to spend their intellectual wealth for the country’s progress and work for India development.

The Chief Minister made it clear that the Telangana government will always stand by the young men and women who are showing their talent to the world and making their brilliant ideas a reality through their start ups.

He congratulated young leader and state IT and Industries Minister K.T. Rama Rao and senior officers and staff of T-Hub for working hard to bring out the talents of the young men and women who are passionate about science and technology.

Telangana, which has already set an example for the country in many fields and is moving fast in the development, unveiled another landmark event, according to a note from the Chief Minister’s Office.

The state of Telangana, which has been bringing out the talent of new generations by promoting start-up companies and making sky the limit, created another record in the history of start-ups in the country and in the history of launching private satellites into space.

Under Chief Minister KCR’s vision and efforts of Rama Rao, the youth members in the T-Hub, set up by the Telangana government, are creating miracles in many fields with their talent.

The successful experiments of the satellites conducted earlier and on Saturday carried Telangana’s glory into space.

The start-up company Skyroot Aero Space Private Limited, created and successfully launched India as first private rocket a ‘Vikram-S’ earlier. It is a Hyderabad T Hub startup company developed with the encouragement of Telangana Government in collaboration with Telangana Hardware Incubator ‘T Works’.

While the whole country is discussing the success of the previous experiment, today another amazing experiment in space has taken place by another Telangana start-up company from Hyderabad.

Two more satellites sent by Dhruva Space Corporation from Sriharikota on Saturday were successful. With this, the whole country cheered once again.

The entire world is praising the success of the start-up companies with the support extended by the Telangana government, the note added.

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KCR announces Rs 50 lakh for family of slain forest officer

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Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao expressed shock over the killing of Forest Range Officer Srinivasa Rao by tribals in Bhadradri Kothagudem district and announced Rs 50 lakh ex-gratia for the family of the slain officer.

The Chief Minister conveyed his condolences to the family of the FRO.

He directed Director General of Police Mahender Reddy to take action to ensure harshest punishment to the guilty.

The Chief Minister also directed officials to ensure that the slain FRO’s family receive his salary every month and after the retirement age, the pension.

KCR, as the Chief Minister is popularly known, also asked officials to provide government job to a family member of the FRO on compassionate grounds.

He directed Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar to arrange for the last rites of the FRO with state honours. He also wanted Forest Minister A. Indrakaran Reddy, minister from undivided Khammam district P. Ajay Kumar to attend the last rites and monitor all arrangements.

KCR made it clear that the government will not tolerate attack on any government employee discharging his duties.

Assuring that the government will stand by the government employees, the Chief Minister asked them to discharge their duties without fear.

Chandrugonda Forest Range Officer (FRO) Chalamala Srinivasa Rao (42) was killed in the attack by some tribals claiming right over podu lands.

The cultivators belonging to the Guttikoya tribe attacked him with sharp-edged weapons near Yerrabodu in Bendalapadu forest area.

The incident occurred when the officer tried to protect the plantation taken up by the Forest Department.

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Will touch CM’s feet 100 times, says Telangana official

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Telangana’s Director of Public Health Dr G. Srinivasa Rao, who triggered a row last week by touching feet of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, defended his action on Sunday and said that he will do this 100 times.

The officer told reporters during a programme in Kothagudem that the Chief Minister is like his father and is leading Telangana on the path of progress and that it is his good fortune that he got an opportunity to touch his feet.

“Some people are creating a fuss. I will touch the Chief Minister’s feet 100 times,” Srinivasa Rao said.

On November 15, the top Health Department official was seen touching the Chief Minister’s feet not once but twice during an event at the latter’s official residence.

The video clip of the same went viral. The occasion was the launch of eight new government medical colleges by the Chief Minister.

Srinivasa Rao was seen first presenting a bouquet to KCR to greet him as soon as the latter entered the hall where the event was organised and then touching his feet. The official then took out a paper from his trouser pocket and handed it to the CM, who kept the same in his shirt pocket.

Srinivasa Rao was then seeing pleading with the Chief Minister with folded hands.

The Director of Public Health again touched the feet of KCR when he was leaving. The official once again made some request with folded hands.

It was not clear what was the written and oral requests of the official but there have been speculations that he is trying to get a TRS ticket to contest next Assembly election.

The official’s action drew flak from various quarters. Opposition parties and netizens called it an act of sycophancy.

In June last year, then District Collector of Siddipet, P. Venkatramana Reddy had sparked a row by touching feet of the Chief Minister during inauguration of the new building of the Collector’s office.

He had also defended his action by stating that the Chief Minister is like his father. Five months later, he took voluntary retirement to join politics and KCR made him a member of Telangana Legislative Council.

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KCR’s daughter claims BJP approached her with ‘Shinde model’

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Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s daughter K. Kavitha claimed on Friday that the BJP sent her a proposal for the ‘Shinde model’ in Telangana but she rejected it.

Kavitha, a member of the Telangana Legislative Council, told reporters that “friends” of the BJP approached her with the proposal.

The ‘Shinde model’ is a reference to the revolt in Shiv Sena in Maharashtra led by Eknath Shinde, who later became the Chief Minister.

“There have been proposals brought up to me by friends of BJP and friendly organizations of BJP asking me to join the party. The proposal is called Shinde-model. I said Telangana people do not betray their own parties and their own leaders. We will become leaders on our own strength not by backdoor,” Kavitha said.

“We have rejected their proposal very politely. What they will do after that is a different story. We are in public life. We are always among people and we will face them,” she added.

Kavitha revealed this two days after KCR, as the Chief Minister is popularly known, told a meeting of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leaders that the BJP lured her to switch loyalties.

BJP leaders have however, rejected the KCR’s claim.

BJP state president Bandi Sanjay said that even if KCR wants to join the BJP, the party will not accept him.

“We are not a party which indulges in liquor business and therefore have no business with KCR’s progeny,” BJP MP from Nizamabad, D. Arvind said in a tweet.

On Arvind’s claim that Kavitha approached Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge to join the party, she said that she has no interest in joining any other party.

“We have our party TRS which has become BRS. Tomorrow, it will work at the national level,” she said.

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Telangana official triggers row by touching CM’s feet

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Telangana’s Director of Public Health Dr G. Srinivasa Rao triggered a row by touching the feet of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao.

The top official of the Health Department was seen touching the Chief Minister’s feet not once but twice during an event at the latter’s official residence on Tuesday.

The video clip of the same went viral on Thursday.

The occasion was the launch of eight new government medical colleges by the Chief Minister.

Srinivasa Rao was seen first presenting a bouquet to the Chief Minister to greet him as soon as the latter entered the hall where the event was organised. The official then took out a paper from his trouser pocket and handed it to the CM, who kept the same in his shirt pocket. He then bent to touch KCR’s feet.

Srinivasa Rao then was seen pleading with him with folded hands.

Not stopping at that, he again touched the feet of KCR when he was leaving and again made some request with folded hands.

It was not clear what were the written and oral requests of the official but there have been speculations that he is trying to get a TRS ticket to contest next Assembly election.

The official’s action has drawn flak from various quarters. Opposition parties and netizens called it an act of sycophancy.

A few netizens commented that despite Srinivasa Rao’s repeated requests and touching of feet, the ticket for Khammam seat has not been confirmed.

In June last year, then District Collector of Siddipet, P. Venkatramana Reddy had sparked a row by touching feet of the Chief Minister during inauguration of new building of the Collector’s office.

Five months late, he took voluntary retirement to join politics and KCR made him a member of the Telangana Legislative Council.

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Telangana CM rules out early Assembly polls

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Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar on Tuesday ruled out early Assembly elections in the state, but asked the party leaders to start preparations for the elections scheduled in the latter part of next year.

At a key meeting of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) at the party headquarters Telangana Bhavan here, KCR, as the Chief Minister is popularly known, made it clear that elections will be held as scheduled.

He, however, said that since there are only about 10 months left for the elections, party leaders and cadres should gear up for the polls from now.

KCR also asked the party leaders to take to people a plethora of welfare and development schemes being undertaken by the state government.

On TRS’ victory in the recent by-election to the Munugode Assembly seat, the Chief Minister asked the party leaders to continue working with the same spirit.

TRS MPs, MLAs, MLCs and party executive members attended the meeting.

KCR also made it clear that sitting MLAs will get party tickets again.

He advised the MLAs to remain among people, interact with them and if there are any problems, bring them to the government’s notice.

The TRS chief exuded confidence that TRS will score a hat-trick by retaining power in next year’s polls.

Claiming that all surveys are in favour of TRS, KCR said TRS will win the elections ‘100 per cent’.

KCR also asked the party cadres to effectively counter the BJP. Referring to the recent arrest of three alleged BJP agents for trying to lure four TRS MLAs with offer of huge money, he said that attempts are being made to topple the state government.

The TRS chief said while BJP succeeded in pulling down governments in other states, it was caught red-handed in Telangana.

The Chief Minister made it clear that law will take its own course in the MLA poaching case.

He also asked TRS leaders not to get scared by CBI and ED raids.

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Telangana CM may again skip welcoming PM

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For the fourth time in a row, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao is not likely to receive Prime Minister Narendra Modi when the latter arrives here on November 12 to dedicate Ramagundam fertilizer plant to the nation.

With the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) slamming the Prime Minister’s Office for not sending an official invitation to the Chief Minister for the event, KCR, as Rao is popularly called, is likely to skip both the reception at the airport and the event.

KCR is likely to depute a state minister to welcome the Prime Minister on behalf of the state government.

This will be the fourth time in 10 months that KCR will not be receiving Modi on his arrival in Hyderabad.

The ruling party has taken exception to the PMO not extending proper invitation to the Chief Minister for the opening of fertiliser plant at Ramagundam.

The TRS leaders alleged that it is disrespectful on part of the PMO for not sending an official invite to the Chief Minister, ignoring the fact that Telangana holds 11 per cent share in the plant.

It accused the BJP-led government at the Centre of insulting Telangana people by sending a communication to the Chief Minister to participate in the inaugural event rather than inviting him.

TRS leader Krishank Manne criticized the Prime Minister for what he called doing a ‘tamasha’ when the plant was functioning for more than a year.

The TRS also claimed that the BJP was attempting to use the event to deflect attention away from the defeat in Munugode bypoll as well as from the ‘poachgate’ scandal in which four agents of BJP were caught while attempting to buy four TRS MLAs.

During his visit to Ramagundam, Modi is also scheduled to address a public meeting. The BJP is making arrangements to mobilise a large number of people for the meeting.

The last time KCR had skipped welcoming Modi at the airport was on July 2 when the latter had arrived for BJP’s national executive meet. State’s Animal Husbandry Minister T. Srinivas Yadav had welcomed him.

Earlier in May, KCR had avoided welcoming Modi when the latter was in Hyderabad to attend 20th annual celebrations of the Indian School of Business (ISB).

Just before the Prime Minister’s arrival, the Chief Minister flew to Bengaluru to call on former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda.

In February, KCR had stayed away from receiving Modi on his visit to the city to unveil the statue of equality.

This had evoked strong reaction from BJP leaders, who alleged that the Chief Minister is insulting the office of the Prime Minister.

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Munugode people reposed faith in TRS: KCR

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Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao said on Monday said that people of Munugode reposed faith in his Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and the leadership.

He congratulated the party leaders for working hard for the victory of the TRS candidate in Munugode.

TRS candidate Kusukuntla Prabhakar Reddy, who won the by-election to Munugodu Assembly constituency, met Chief Minister, who is also the TRS President, and took his blessings.

He thanked KCR, as the Chief Minister is popularly called, for giving him an opportunity and inspiring him which led to his victory in the by-election.

KCR congratulated Prabhakar Reddy and felicitated him with a shawl.

He suggested that efforts should be made to implement the promises made to the people. He directed minister Jagadish Reddy to coordinate with the officials and prepare plans accordingly.

Prabhakar Reddy on Sunday won fiercely contested by-election by defeating his nearest rival Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy of BJP by a margin of over 10,000 votes.

Rajagopal Reddy had resigned as MLA and also quit the Congress to join the BJP, necessitating the by-election.

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TRS seeks objections on move to become BRS

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The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has sought objections to its decision to change its name to Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS).

A month after taking a decision to change the name, Telangana’s ruling party has issued a public notice in this regard.

Issued in the name of the party president, the notice informs the public that TRS proposes to change its name to Bharat Rashtra Samithi.

“If anyone has any objection to the proposed new name, they may send their objection with the reasons thereof, to the secretary (political party), Election Commission of India, Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi, 110001 within 30 days of the publication,” reads the notice.

The notice was issued a day after TRS registered victory in Munugode Assembly by-election. This was first electoral win for the party following the decision to change its name.

TRS working president K.T. Rama Rao on Sunday spoke about the delay on part of the Election Commission of India in deciding on the party’s request to recognise BRS as a national party.

On October 5, an extended general body meeting of TRS presided by party president and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao had passed a resolution to change the name of the party to BRS to expand its activities nation-wide. The meeting also amended the party Constitution in this regard.

The next day, TRS had informed the Election Commission of India of its decision to change its name.

A delegation of party leaders led by former MP B. Vinod Kumar met officials of the Election Commission of India (ECI) in New Delhi and handed over a copy of the resolution adopted at TRS general body meeting.

The ECI officials had told the delegation that they would take further action after taking into consideration objections, if any.

It was in 2001 that KCR had floated TRS to revive the movement for separate statehood to Telangana. After achieving the goal in 2014 following a 13-year-long struggle, he formed the first government in the new state and retained power in 2018.

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Congress, TRS trade barbs on KCR’s national political ambitions

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The Congress party and the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) continued to trade barbs a day after Rahul Gandhi ridiculed Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s national political ambitions.

TRS working president K.T. Rama Rao on Tuesday took a dig at the Congress MP with the remark that international leader Rahul Gandhi who can’t even win his own Parliament seat in Amethi ridiculed KCR, as the Chief Minister is commonly known.

“Wannabe PM should first convince his people to elect him as an MP,” tweeted Rama Rao on a day when Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra entered Hyderabad.

At a news conference on Monday, Rahul Gandhi poked fun at KCR with the remark that he is welcomed to even believe that he is running a global party.

When asked about the decision of TRS to enter national politics by changing its name to Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), the Congress leader had stated that any leader has the right to imagine his party in whatever way he wants.

He went on to day that the Chief Minister is even welcomed to think that he is running an international party that is fighting elections in the US or China.

“If the Chief Minister of Telangana believes that he is running a national party, that is perfectly okay. There is no problem, he can believe it. If he believes that he is running a global party, that is also fine,” Rahul Gandhi said.

Congress general Jairam Ramesh fired more salvos on Tuesday and said: “Rahul Gandhi ji has already said that if KCR is dreaming that TRS becomes Global Rashtra Samithi (GRS), we have no problem.

“If he wants to become GRS, let me remind him that in 2007 TRS was stuck in a passport scam. You may remember there was a big passport scam and several TRS leaders were involved in it. I want to remind KTR of the history of TRS.”

The Congress leader also called KCR the 8th Nizam, saying: “We live in a democracy. Congress is not a party which runs on Nizam Shahi. We know the 8th Nizam is sitting in Hyderabad.”

The Congress MP slammed the TRS government for the bad condition of roads in Telangana even after eight years of the state’s formation.

“Who benefited from the formation of Telangana? This is our question. Dalits, adivasis and backward classes have not benefited. Only one person and one family benefited.”

The Congress leader also disputed the claim of TRS leaders that they developed Hyderabad in the last eight years.

He claimed that the city developed in the last 30 years especially when Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy was the Chief Minister.

He recalled that Hyderabad was the information technology capital before 2014. “Institutions like DRDO, CSIR, ISB, NALSAR and Shamshabad airport all came up before 2014,” he said.

Ramesh said the development in Hyderabad happened due to efforts of former Chief Ministers Rajasekhara Reddy, Chandrababu Naidu, Vijayabhaskar Reddy, N.T. Rama Rao.

“The TRS has done nothing. They have inherited a lot,” he remarked.

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‘Delhi brokers’ tried to buy Telangana’s self-respect: KCR

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Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday said ‘Delhi brokers’ tried to buy Telangana self-respect by offering Rs 100 crore to four MLAs of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS).

In his first reaction to the ‘MLAs poaching’ case, KCR said those working for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and playing key roles in RSS came to buy the MLAs have landed in jail.

He said there should be a thorough investigation to find out where the money came from and who is behind it. “Those behind it have no right to continue in office even for a minute,” he said.

KCR paraded four MLAs at an election rally in Munugode Assembly constituency on Sunday and praised them for refusing to be sold like cattle and upheld Telangana self-respect and democracy.

Three alleged agents of BJP including two godmen were arrested by Cyberabad police on October 26 while trying to ‘buy’ four MLAs.

The TRS chief wanted to know from where these hundreds of crores came to buy the MLAs. He alleged that the BJP is buying MLAs to topple governments in various states.

“I am asking Mr Narendra Modi. What more do you want? There is no higher post in the country than the Prime Minister. You got the chance twice. Why this cruelty. Is this good for the country and the society? You should explain to the people,” he said.

“What people saw on television is just a little lit. There is more, enough to shake Delhi throne. It will come out in the days to come,” he said.

The Chief Minister told the people that he would not comment further on the case. “I am holding the constitutional post of the Chief Minister. I would not like to say more as the case is in the court.”

He said the BJP government at the Centre has no money to procure paddy from Telangana but has hundreds of crores to buy the MLAs.

KCR appealed to people of Munugode not to get lured by any offers or false promises and to teach a lesson to the BJP.

The TRS leader said an unnecessary by-election was imposed on the people of Munugode. Referring to the recent decision of TRS to go national by changing its name to Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), he said people of Munugode have got an opportunity to lay a strong foundation for BRS.

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Rapolu meets KCR, to switch over loyalties

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Former MP Rapolu Ananda Bhaskar had a closed-door meeting with Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and is all set to join the party shortly. He is currently with the BJP and is said to be unhappy with the party leadership.

Ananda Bhaskar was first made Rajya Sabha member by the Congress Party in 2012. Earlier he was a journalist and worked with the Congress Party in the back office at Gandhi Bhavan. After serving the Rajya Sabha, he left the Congress and joined the BJP.

Ananda Bhaskar was handpicked by Sonia Gandhi as Rajya Sabha member during the crisis of Telangana agitation. The agitation picked up momentum after the death of Dr Y S Rajasekhar Reddy. In an attempt to silence the rivals in the Congress, Sonia Gandhi wanted Ananda Bhaskar, a think-tank to be Rajya Sabha member to counter the TRS and the newly formed YSR Congress.

However, it did not take much time for Ananda Bhaskar to leave the Congress and join the BJP in the presence of Amit Shah, who was then president of the BJP. He was close to then finance minister Arun Jaitley.

Now, ahead of the Munugode Assembly by-election, Ananda Bhaskar met KCR and expressed his desire to join the ruling party. Ananda Bhaskar congratulated KCR for converting the TRS into BRS to play a key role in the national politics.

Ananda Bhaskar said that the BJP had destroyed the nation’s economy through the unscientific GST. He also took strong exception to the BJP leadership at the Centre for not consulting the states before introducing the GST.

He also blamed the BJP leadership for not helping the weavers in the country and imposition of GST on weavers’ inputs. He wanted KCR to help the weaver’s community in the state.

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KCR inspects construction of work of TRS office in Delhi

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Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday inspected the construction of his Telangana Rashtra Samithi’s (TRS) office in New Delhi.

A week after the TRS decided to go national by changing its name to the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), party President KCR, as he is popularly known, inspected the construction of the party office at Vasant Vihar.

Accompanied by Roads and Buildings Minister V. Prashanth Reddy and other TRS leaders, KCR went around the construction site and enquired about the progress of the work.

KCR, who had attended Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav’s last rites on Tuesday, is currently campaigning in the national capital.

He is likely to meet leaders of various parties and people from various walks of life to seek their support for the BRS ahead of the formal launch of the party.

It was on September 2 last year KCR had laid the foundation stone for TRS office in the presence of his cabinet colleagues, MPs, state legislators and several party leaders. The TRS claimed to be the first political party from south India to open its office in Delhi.

The TRS is building a three-storeyed building which will have a conference hall, library, and audio-visual theatre.

The Centre had allotted land for the TRS office in 2020 but the foundation stone laying was delayed due to Covid-19 pandemic.

The land allotment was made as per the rules, which prescribe that all political parties with a minimum of seven members in Parliament are eligible for allotment of land for their party office in Delhi.

The TRS, which has 16 members in Parliament, was allotted two plots measuring 550 square metres by the land and development office of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

It was announced then that the TRS office coming up on 1,100 square meters of land will be called Telangana Bhavan, like its state headquarters in Hyderabad. It is not immediately known if there will be change in the name of the office consequent to TRS adopting a new name.

A general body meeting of the TRS presided over by KCR on October 5 unanimously passed a resolution changing the name of the party to BRS to expand its activities nation-wide. The meeting also amended the party Constitution in this regard.

The next day, the TRS informed the Election Commission of its decision to change its name to the BRS and sought its nod for the same.

The party is reported to have taken a building on rent in Delhi to commence its activities pending completion of the permanent building. This building is near Sardar Patel Marg.

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KCR to support JD-S in Karnataka Assembly elections: Kumaraswamy

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The Janata Dal-Secular on Thursday claimed that the K. Chandrashekar Rao’s new Bharatiya Rashtriya Samithi (BRS) would support it in the upcoming Assembly elections in Karnataka.

Party leader and former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy told reporters that the BRS is not keen to field its candidates in Karnataka polls and decided to support his JD-S. But, for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, KCR is contemplating to contest in more than 150 seats. As part of this, he would field his candidates in few border regions of the state, Kumaraswamy added.

“Along with our legislators, many issues have been discussed with Telangana CM Chandrashekar Rao. Everything can’t be told openly. KCR had told me that he had seen my administration for 20 months during 2006 and appreciated it for ruling without any black mark. He advised us to continue on the same path,” he said.

“We are coming together against the atrocities on Dalits and to give succour to farmers. It will be made as the common minimum programme and we will go ahead,” he said.

Kumaraswamy also declared that he welcomed the transformation of TRS into a national party BRS. “In the coming days, we will work with KCR,” he underlined.

He stated that if JD-S is voted to power, the party would emulate the programmes like Raita Bandu, and Dalit Bandhu, which are implemented in Telangana. Under Raita Bandhu scheme, 24 hours free electricity and Rs 10,000 subsidy per acre is given. In case of death of a farmer, Rs 5 lakh insurance amount is given through LIC, Kumaraswamy said.

Under Dalit Bandhu, the Telangana government is giving Rs 10 lakh subsidy for Dalits to carry out work independently. The amount would be credited to their accounts directly from the government. KCR had asked to send a delegation to study these programmes and add them in the election manifesto, Kumaraswamy stated.

He further noted that the elections in Karnataka would make a big impact at the national level. KCR has influence in 15 to 20 Assembly seats in the state. Many legislators have forged relationships with Telangana. “We have won four seats in Hyderabad Karnataka region. In the upcoming Assembly elections, we might win at least 15 to 20 seats there,” he said.

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Can KCR be an alternative to TDP in AP?

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Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has set his eyes on Andhra Pradesh to get a foothold for his Bharat Rastra Samithi (BRS) to get the national party recognition. He is known to the people of Andhra Pradesh and enjoys strong contacts with some leaders here, because of his connections as Youth Congress leader in the beginning and the TDP leader later.

Sources say that KCR is looking at Andhra Pradesh to have a footing for the party to be recognised as the national party. Besides Telangana, KCR needs to have the party’s presence in three more states and Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra are now on the top of the list. He is also having plans to enter Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh, the sources said.

In his attempt to gain a foothold in Andhra Pradesh, KCR is restoring his contacts with some leaders in the state. Sources said that former MP Vundavalli Arun Kumar is doing the ground work for KCR in giving contacts to start the BRS unit in the state.

KCR held a prolonged meeting with Arun Kumar a couple of months before he renamed his party on October 5. Arun Kumar is currently not with any political party. However, he is active politically and has updated information about Andhra Pradesh and other states.

Sources say that KCR would be setting his eyes on the TPD leaders as he enjoys greater support from them. He also has wide contacts with the TDP leaders and is said to be making attempts to win over them.

The TDP had lost its presence in Telangana and is in the opposition in Andhra Pradesh. If the party loses the 2024 elections, it would be difficult for the party to survive. KCR is said to be asking the TDP leaders to join him for the national platform.

It is to be seen how the TDP leaders would react to this offer and what measures that the TDP would take to save its leaders.

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KCR’s national party to start expanding from Maharashtra

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The Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), formerly the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), will make a beginning from Maharashtra to expand its activities nationwide, party President and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao said on Wednesday.

He said the party would pick up Maharashtra as the first field of activity by launching the farmers’ wing of the party from there.

Rao stated this during his speech at the general body meeting of the TRS, which unanimously passed a resolution to change the party’s name to the BRS.

KCR, as Rao is popularly known, also made it clear that while continuing as the Chief Minister, he would visit all parts of the country. “We will not leave the ground. No one should have any doubts about this,” he told party leaders.

KCR’s remarks came amid speculations in political circles that his son K.T. Rama Rao will take over as the Chief Minister while he will focus on national politics.

The TRS founder called for developing a bright India. “If resources of our country are used within the country, we can develop better than America. We still have time. We will expand across the country,” said KCR, who has his eyes set on 2024 Lok Sabha polls.

The Chief Minister also stated that if good happens to the country because of Telangana, this would go down well in the country’s history.

KCR also revealed that Dalit, farmers’, and tribal movements would be carried forward as the main agenda. He vowed to remove social and political disorders across the country. “Telangana has already shown this to the country. We will take stock of the evolving situation from time to time and move forward,” he said

He called for taking the country forward just as the Telangana movement was carried to victory. He claimed that Telangana ensured development of every community. He said both the rural and urban areas in the state have developed and the awards announced by the Centre were a proof of this.

He recalled that the TRS made a beginning 21 years ago. ” Within a short time after achieving Telangana state, we moved forward rapidly by implementing development programmes in all sectors including agriculture, electricity, irrigation and drinking water. The neighbouring states are wonderstruck by seeing programmes in Telangana state. All this was possible because every action is being executed with utmost commitment.”

KCR said that in the 75 years of Independent India, parties that ruled the country have done nothing for the country except coming to power or leaving power. He claimed that politics is a task for the TRS, while for other parties it is only a game.

“We worked with commitment as activists for the development of Telangana. Due to hard work, great achievements have been made. The per capita income of Telangana was only Rs one lakhA when the state came into existence but today it has increased to Rs 2.78 lakh. Telangana’s GSDP was Rs 5. 6 lakh crore in 2014 and today it has reached to Rs 11.50 lakh crore,” he said.

KCR called for working hard and collectively for the country’s development on the lines the TRS strove for the development of Telangana state.

“It is not a hasty decision to float a national party. India is a union of states. Comprehensive development is possible only if the states and the country develop together. Telangana’s GSDP is originally supposed to be Rs 14.5 lakh crore. But Telangana is not able to achieve the development it deserves due to the short-sighted and irrelevant policies adopted by the Union Government. Many of the sacrifices made for the independence of this country remain unfulfilled.”

The Chief Minister attributed the rapid development achieved by Telangana to out-of-box thinking and innovative programmes implemented in the state. He spoke about one such programme Dalit Bandhu aimed at upliftment of the Dalits.

Stating that agriculture is one of the neglected sectors, KCR said BRS would highlight the problems of farmers as the main agenda and try to influence the politics of the country to address them.

He claimed that leaders of many parties across the country were coming forward to join hands with him.

He said former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav have assured him that they will attend the historic programme of launching of the BRS.

He recalled that former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda strongly supported the Telangana movement, and his JD-S announced its support to the national party.

The TRS meeting was attended by Deve Gowda’s son and former Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy and Tamil Nadu’s VCK party founder-leader Tholkappiyan Thirumavalavan.

KCR revealed that he already had discussions with many economists and experts in various fields and took their advice for the formation of the national party.

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