As everyone excepted Telangana Chief Minister and TRS founder K Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR) formed Bharatiya Rashtra Samiti (BRS) as part of his national politics plans. He has transformed his Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) into BRS, signifying that while TRS was limited to Telangana, BRS will be spread to all over India. He took auspicious Dasara (Vijayadashami) festival occasion to make this important move.
There are both, those who assign significance to KCR’s moves and those who mock this as another drama of KCR, who is a master at playing with people’s sentiments. His detractors say that KCR has brought in BRS only to divert people’s focus from his failures in Telangana. In the inaugural address after launching BRS, KCR said that the national party will focus on Karnataka and Maharashtra states initially. This is raising doubts in many about how serious is KCR about his national politics strategy.
Because, if KCR has to expand his leadership and voter base, he has to first focus on Andhra Pradesh which is a natural extension of Telangana. Why is KCR not talking about venturing into AP, which has Telugu people is big question. Already Congress party leaders have been accusing KCR of trying to divide opposition votes, eventually benefiting BJP. Now KCR’s initial focus on Karnataka and Maharashtra states, leaving aside AP is creating even more doubts about his commitment.