Hyderabad, February 7: KTR as CM: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Party is be holding its executive meeting on Sunday in its party headquarters, Telangana Bhavan in Hyderabad.
In the meeting which is being attended by MPs, MLAs and MLCs and several other functionaries, a discussion on the elevation of TRS working president KT Rama Rao as the next Chief Minister is likely to happen.
For the last few days, several party leaders including ministers and MLAs have been pitching for KTR, presently the working president of the TRS, taking over as the next chief minister of Telangana.
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Senior party leaders like T Padma Rao Goud and Eatala Rajender have openly endorsed the candidature of KTR taking over the mantle from his father and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. At a public event held in January, in which KTR participated, Deputy Speaker Padma Rao congratulated him as the “would-be Chief Minister.”
Similarly, Eatala, when questioned about KTR replacing his father in all government programmes, said that the latter was equipped to handle responsibilities of the Chief Minister.
The meeting will discuss issues like membership renewal, appointment of party committees from village-level to the state-level and election of party president etc. “Besides, arrangements to be made for the conduct of the party’s annual plenary on April 27 and other institutional issues will also be discussed at length.
“It could be a strategy of KCR to see that the issue is raised at the meeting and he would seek their opinions before taking a decision on announcing KTR as his successor, so that the entire transfer of power from father to son appears to be a democratic process,” the leader said.
“There is talk in the party that he might hand over the reins to his son the following day. But there is also talk that he will resign in favour of KTR at the TRS plenary to be held on April 27,” the party leader quoted above said.