The Telangana State CM K Chandrasekhar Rao is going to address his first public meeting in Hyderabad after he selected as Telangana CM. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi president will address a gathering at Parade Grounds on October 12 after holding the party plenary at LB Stadium the previous day.
“After forming the first government in Telangana, we could not pay much attention to the party. The two-day event is focused on strengthening the party from the grassroots level,” KCR said during a composite meeting of his party’s politburo, parliamentary party and legislative party at the TRS Bhavan on Sunday.
With over 50,000 party workers, according to the party’s estimates, in attendance, the plenary will discuss political strategies for the GHMC elections due in December. Efforts are also on to mobilize over 1 lakh people for the public meeting.
With the political strategies said to include poaching of MLAs, it is to be seen whether TDP legislators would join the TRS during the public rally. While as many as 10 TDP MLAs have reportedly struck a deal with the TRS, sources said even some Congress lawmakers are in talks with the ruling party.
“As we are going to strengthen the party, the leaders will take up membership drives across the state. The party will have a new office building in every district headquarter,” the CM said. He added that even the TRS Bhavan in Banjara Hills will be refurbished. “The party is expanding. We will add more halls and conference rooms at the TRS Bhavan,” he said.
As Sunday’s meeting was called to kickstart the preparations for the plenary and the public meet, KCR constituted eight committees to oversee the arrangements. The resolution committee, headed by party secretary general K Keshav Rao, would draft the resolutions to be passed during the plenary. The women delegation committee, headed by deputy speaker K Padma Devender Reddy, would look into the special arrangements to be made for women delegates coming from across the state.The city decoration committee, led by MLC Karne Prabhakar, has been mandated to drape the city in pink and dot the landscape with cutouts of KCR and other TRS leaders.
Party leaders said that after the two-day event, KCR is likely to tour across the state exhorting party workers, training leaders and meeting people.