TRS to BRS: KCR set to take party national this month, aiming at 2024

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekar Rao (KCR), who is also the chief of the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) which rules the state, is planning to go national ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections and is likely to rename his party ‘Bharatiya Rashtra Samiti’, according to reports.

The TRS party will be rechristened as BRS on June 19 and a campaign will be launched nationwide to garner support for it.

They have chosen the image of a ‘car’, depicting an old Ambassador car, as their symbol.

The move is aimed at consolidating opposition parties against the BJP in time for the 2024 polls. KCR has already met AAP leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, besides Karnataka’s JDS leader HD Deve Gowda.

The new party is focussing on building a non-BJP, non-Congress alternative that will be federal in nature, according to some reports.

It will seek the alliances of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s BJD and Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSRCP.

However, KCR has voiced his displeasure with the idea of fronts. “Four parties or four leaders coming together to remove somebody from the post of the Prime Minister and install another person in his place is not the solution,” he had said.

“We have seen many fronts. We need a front which works for the people. We need an alternative agenda, a new integrated agricultural policy, a new economic policy and new industrial policy,” he said.

TRS party leaders are also seeking to build support from NRIs and have reached out to NRI groups and associations.