The Telangana Rashtra Samiti chief, Mr K. Chandrasekhar Rao, has called an urgent meeting of the party’s politburo on October 13 to plan a new strategy to counter the Telangana Praja Front formed by balladeer Gaddar.
Though the TRS is relieved that Gaddar’s outfit is not going to contest elections, the party wants to ensure that there is no exodus from the TRS to the TPF.
KCR, who has refused to comment on the launch of the TPF, discussed the new outfit’s agenda with senior leaders and has decided to take steps to ensure that the TRS does not get eclipsed.
Immediately after launch of Gaddar’s TPF, the TRS chief announced that he would not hesitate to launch another fast-unto-death if the Centre fails to make a favourable announcement on Telangana. He wants the TRS to be the spearhead of the Telangana agitation.
“We have no differences with any party or group on Telangana issue and welcome everyone,” said Mr Etala Rajender, TRS floor leader.
Mr Chandrasekhar Rao has also planned to speed up the pallebata programme to counter Gaddar.
The TRS chief welcomed Congress and Praja Rajyam activists from Patancheru, Champapet and LB Nagar divisions who joined the TRS.
Meanwhile, some leaders who participated in the delegates’ meeting called by Gaddar were disappointed at his announcement that the TPF will not take part in elections.