A day before Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, or KCR, is to launch his national party, a video of a leader handing out whiskey and chicken has gone viral.
In the video, shared by ANI news agency, Telangana Rashtra Samiti chief Rajanala Srihari was seen handing out liquor bottles and live chicken to residents of Warangal. With a large cutout of KCR on the transport vehicle stacked with the gifts, the leader can be seen personally handing it out to people who had gathered in a long queue. He also posed for photos.
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Ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, KCR is about to announce its national party in Dussehra. He would have discussed the roadmap for the launch of the national party.
An expanded meeting of the TRS Legislative Party and the State Executive Committee is scheduled to take place in Telangana Bhavan on Wednesday at which a resolution will be proposed for TRS to become a national party. He is likely to be called Bharatiya Rashtra Samiti, or BRS.
The resolution to rename the TRS will be sent to the Election Commission. As a state-recognized party, the TRS can contest in any state.
Based on its performance in the upcoming national elections in 2024, the TRS may apply for national party status. Even before that, it can gain national party status by winning six percent of the vote in four or more states in assembly elections.
KCR reportedly told senior party leaders that the BRS would emerge as an alternative to the BJP domestically and that it would be a direct fight between the two in 2024.
The party is likely to contest assembly elections in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Delhi.
The KCR is planning a massive rally in Delhi on December 9 when the BRS will be officially launched in the presence of organizations and leaders who support it.
The Chief Minister of Telangana has not hesitated to attack the BJP on several occasions. He also visited several opposition-ruled states and met with prominent leaders with the aim of forming a coalition of like-minded parties against the BJP.