The Telangana ruling party, TRS, in a bid to expand its reach, has planned to enrol over 60 lakh new members through its mega membership drive that began on Thursday. All the party MLAs have been given the responsibility of adding at least 50 thousand members from the respective constituencies.
The Mega Drive was launched symbolically at a meeting attended by TRS President and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao. The meeting was chaired by TRS Party President and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and held at the Telangana Bhavan in Hyderabad.
The party has set the target and said that membership drive will continue till July 20. Speaking in the meeting State executive meeting, K Chandrashekhar Rao, popularly known as KCR, said that the target of adding 60 new members should be achieved by the 20th of the next coming month.
He added the appointment of party committees at the village and Mandal level will be done after the membership drive.
Earlier it was speculated that upset with ‘not so good’ performance of the party in the recently held national polls, KCR might make cabinet reshuffling in the State Cabinet. However, Sources now claimed that there will be no change in the state cabinet.
In the last month concluded national polls, TRS bagged 9 Lok Sabha Seats, while BJP and Congress bag 4 and 3 seats respectively. AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi retained its stronghold Hyderabad Lok Sabha Seat with over 2.5 Lakh votes.
Though TRS won 9 seats in Telangana, its heavyweight leader K. Kavitha, the daughter of Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao lost to BJP leader Arvind Dharmapuri by a margin of 71,057 votes from Nizamabad Lok Sabha Seat. This is seen as a big setback for the party in the state where they were expected the make a clean sweep.
However, TRS swept the local body elections bagging all seats Zilla Parishad Chairperson posts.
- Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia call on Nirmala Sitharaman, discuss financial issues of Delhi
- Telangana Congress Leaders meet to discuss poll setback; chart out future plans
- Punjab CM Amarinder Singh walks in to meet Union Minister Amit Shah, Ram Vilas Paswan, Nitin Gadkari; discusses state issues