TRS to take Telangana agitation to grassroots

TRS leaders would undertake visits to villages from October end to take the Telangana statehood agitation to the grassroot level and strengthen the party, TRS President K Chandrasekhar Rao said today.

Last Updated: Oct 11, 2010, 22:44 PM IST

Hyderabad: TRS leaders would undertake
visits to villages from October end to take the Telangana
statehood agitation to the grassroot level and strengthen the
party, TRS President K Chandrasekhar Rao said today.

The TRS politburo, the apex decision-making body of
the sub-regional outfit, would meet on October 13 to prepare
an action plan for the future, he said, addressing a gathering
at the party office here.

The politburo meeting assumes significance in the
wake of revolutionary folk artist and balladeer Gaddar
floating a "non-political" front to fight for Telangana, which
has been dubbed as an alternative to the TRS.

Asserting that a "big battle" needs to be undertaken
after the Srikrishna Committee submitted its report to the
Centre by the year-end, he asked the people to be united and
contribute their "might for achieving separate Telangana".

In the aftermath of his fast-unto-death in December
last year, the Centre had, for the first time, announced its
decision to form separate Telangana, he said.

Realising that leaders of Congress and TDP were not
doing enough to achieve separate state, lower-rung leaders
from the parties and people in general were joining TRS in
large numbers, Rao claimed.

-PTI