Hyderabad: To gear up TRS cadres and leaders for the municipal elections, party president and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will hold an extensive executive committee meeting on Saturday. The TRS has asked all ministers, MPs, MLAs and officer-bearers of the executive committee and zilla parishad chairpersons to be present at the meeting at Telangana Bhavan.
Mr Rao has already instructed ministers, MPs and MLAs to stay in their respective constituencies till the completion of the elections to the urban local bodies and hold preparatory meetings with the cadre.
Sources in the party pointed out Mr Rao was of the firm opinion that with the controversy over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National People’s Register (NPR), a majority of urban minorities are looking to the TRS and the BJP would certainly lose ground.
Sources disclosed that Mr Rao has instructed leaders not to take the Congress lightly as it was also strongly opposing the CAA, the NRC and the NPR and because of this there was a possibility of the voters, particularly the minorities, getting divided.
Mr Rao is said to have told the party leaders that the younger generations, without reference to caste and religion, were also opposing the CAA, the NRC and the NPR. In this scenario, the party cadres must take the development agenda of the party as well as the TRS’ secular credentials strongly to the people.
Sources said that in Saturday’s meeting, Mr Rao will also give clarity on who would issue the B-forms to the candidates — whether it would be done by the MLA of the Assembly constituency or the district minister....