People from Maha, Karnataka borders ready to support us: BRS leaders

By DECCAN CHRONICLE | Narender Pulloor

7 October 2022

Reportedly, people from Bidar, Gulbarga and Raichur in Karnataka and Nanded, Yavatmal and Chandrapur districts were excited about BRS

HYDERABAD: Even as TRS cadre is trying to reach out to the people over Bharat Rashtra Samiti (BRS), their political rivals have started campaigning against the pink party over its misdeeds. Some are accusing Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao of dividing Telugu-speaking people. They point at how Covid-hit people from Andhra Pradesh were prevented from entering Telangana for advanced treatment.

Many TRS leaders, on their part, are hopeful that BRS will show its immediate impact in the bordering areas of Maharashtra and Karnataka. Reportedly, people from Bidar, Kalburagi (Gulbarga) and  Raichur in Karnataka and Nanded, Yavatmal and Chandrapur districts in Maharashtra were ‘excited’ about the new party.

Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, TRS legislator Shakil Amer, who represents Bodhan Assembly constituency, which borders Maharashtra, said that people of Maharashtra are looking up to the leadership of Chandrashekar Rao. “BRS candidates will register emphatic wins in the next local body and general elections in Maharashtra”, he said.

There is a sizable population of Telugus in the bordering areas of Maharashtra and Karnataka. Interestingly, few of them have already been elected as municipal councilors and to other posts in Maharashtra and Karnataka.

If the BRS high command gives tickets to popular Telugu, Kannada and Marathi individuals, they will definitely get elected, said Vittal Kamble of Degloor municipal town in Nanded district. There is no direct benefit for people from schemes launched by Maharashtra government and some local leaders misappropriate the funds meant for civil works, he opined.

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