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TRS Leader Distributes Free Alcohol and Chicken to Public Ahead of KCR . National Party Launch

A day before Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao’s proposed move to launch a national party on Dussehra, a senior party leader distributed booze and chicken to the public in Warangal on Tuesday.

In a video shared by news agency ANI, TRS leader Rajanala Srihari is seen next to two life-size cardboard cutouts with garlands of Chief Minister K Rao and his minister son KT Rama Rao. In front of him is a long line of locals to pick up the liquor bottles and live chickens that are being handed out.


According to reports, TRS is likely to be renamed ‘Bharata Rashtra Samiti’ (BRS) and the state government’s welfare schemes would be displayed across the country to help it emerge as a national power, ruling party sources said here on Tuesday.

TRS President Rao is expected to announce the new name for the party on Wednesday, which is considered favorable in view of Vijayadasami. The rechristening exercise and plan to reach people by presenting its ‘Telangana good governance model’ are part of the party’s efforts to enter national politics and tackle the BJP effectively.

The TRS general assembly, to be held on Wednesday at the party’s “Telangana Bhavan” headquarters in Hyderabad, is set to pass a resolution resulting in the name change, PTI news agency reported citing sources.

The Election Commission would be kept informed of the change under the Representation of the People Act and relevant rules. “The name change would be communicated to the Election Commission via email and in person later on Oct. 6,” sources said.

The party is expected in its outreach initiative to focus on welfare schemes being implemented in Telangana such as ‘Rythu Bandhu’ Farmer Support Scheme and ‘Dalit Bandhu’ (Rs 10 lakh grant to each Dalit household to support a start business or trade).

In September, TRS had said that “the formation of a national party and the formulation of its (national party) policy will take place very soon”.

Recently, Rao, also known as KCR, announced that farmers across the country would receive free power if a “non-BJP government” comes to power in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

Rao, at his recent meeting with his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar, called for a “BJP mukt Bharat” (BJP-free India) blaming the Center’s national party government for the “many diseases plaguing the country” .

(with PTI inputs)

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