The chief minister of Telangana, K.Chandrasekhar Rao, to finalise the launch of the national party and renaming the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) as Bharatiya Rashtra Samithi (BRS), is keeping the party’s state committee meeting on hold. On June 14, while holding talks with a few ministers, MPs and senior leaders had proposed to chair the meeting on July 18 and 19 to discuss and settle these issues.
The proposed dates have moved forward to June 21 and 22 but the executive meeting did not happen. As per sources, there was no clarity in the party circles when this meeting will take place. While there is no information, speculations rife that the party leader may be rendering his plan of actions as a second thought.
Ministers and party MPs and MLAs have halted talking about the national party on the guidelines of KCR. To consider the pros and cons of TRS’ role in national politics, the chief minister had held a series of meetings with veteran leaders from June 15-20. As stated by the TRS sources, KCR collected feedback from them and the majority opinion was in favour of him launching a national party but not in favour of renaming the TRS as BRS.
The leaders expressed apprehensions that it would be a big political risk if the party was renamed when Assembly polls were round the corner. Due to these situations surrounding him, KCR decided to take some more time to take a call on these issues and had put the state committee meeting on hold.