While continuing to celebrate the victory, Telangana Rastra Samithi working president K T Rama Rao had set his eyes on the impending Parliament elections. The just concluded Assembly elections in Telangana have elevated KTR as the party’s working president. With this new job on his hand, KTR is moving around meeting the people and the party rank and file. As the victory celebrations continue, he is also pushing his new agenda along to gear up the ranks.
KTR, the face of Telangana for the years to come, is now looking at winning 16 Lok Sabha seats out of the State’s total of 17. The TRS had already given up its stake on the lone Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat to its ally-MIM and the focus is on the balance 16 seats. KTR is telling every leader of the party, including the newly-elected MLAs to settle down to work and focus on the 16 Lok Sabha seats.
He is now meeting people of cross sections. The other day, he had met the party leaders and the people in Secunderabad and tried to tell people that Hyderabad belonged to everyone. This statement, though is aimed at winning the people from AP origin, KTR had dedicated it to everyone who had settled from different parts of the country.
The TRS is on a mission to defeat the BJP and the Congress once again in the Parliament elections. The Congress did better in the Assembly elections, while the BJP had faced humiliating defeat. The BJP, despite the campaign by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party president Amit Shah and half-a-dozen chief ministers of the BJP-ruled States and dozens of Union Ministers, had lost deposits in 103 Assembly constituencies and had won just 1 seat out of the total 119 seats. KTR wants the BJP to have similar humiliating defeat in the next elections too.
While Hyderabad Lok Sabha constituency goes to the MIM, the BJP is strong in the Secunderabad seat and it is holding it now. The TRS wants to wrest this seat from the BJP in the impending elections and that would be the real victory of the party as KTR visualises. It is to be seen how far KTR would succeed in his mission elimination of BJP and Congress from Telangana