Chief Minister and TRS President K Chandrashekhar Rao will address the nation and unveil the vision of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) for the nation at the 17th plenary session of the party scheduled to be held at GBR Cultural Association grounds near Kompally on April 27. He will also provide direction to the party cadre about their role in the State as well as national politics.
“The TRS plenary will discuss threadbare in its national agenda. Everyone will get their answers on April 27,” IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao said in response to doubts raised on the future of the People’s Front proposed by the Chief Minister. He was speaking to mediapersons at the venue after reviewing arrangements for the plenary on Monday.
Chandrashekhar Rao announced his plans for foray into national politics in early March and emphasised the need for TRS to play key role for a qualitative change in national politics.
“The plenary will be an extensive party meeting to discuss our policies and future course of action and important considering that it comes ahead of 2019 general elections. Besides revealing the party’s national agenda, the Chief Minister will also disclose the party’s role in development of Telangana State which has turned out to be a role model for many other States in the country and even the Central government,” the Minister said.
Rama Rao made it clear that the plenary will be exclusive for the party leaders and no other leaders from either national or State parties had been invited for the party plenary. While Chandrashekhar Rao is expected to announce the party posts at the plenary and speculations are rife over appointment of a working president, the Minister categorically stated that the TRS President was healthy and active, and the party does not need a working president like other political parties.
In response to criticism from the CPI(M) leaders that the proposed People’s Front is likely to turn into a Musi River, Rama Rao pointed out that the State government took up Musi River Front Development project. “We would cleanse Musi River as well as national politics, and we will invite the Left party leaders to learn lessons from it,” he said, taking a jibe at the CPI(M).
The Minister said arrangements for the plenary are going on at a brisk pace to accommodate about 13,000 TRS delegates from all the 119 Assembly constituencies of the State. The plenary will begin at 10 am and would conclude at 5 pm. Besides Ministers, MPs, MLAs, MLCs and other party leaders, about 100 TRS NRI members from 20 countries are expected to participate in the plenary.
About 40 counters will be opened for registration of the delegates at the venue. All arrangements have been made for parking, food and accommodation of the delegates for the day-long plenary. “Considering the rising temperatures, we are making adequate quantity of water, buttermilk and Telangana’s Ambali available for delegates. They will also be treated to a wide range of Telangana delicacies for lunch,” the Minister added.