Hyderabad: After much wait, The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) party gets a prime piece of land at Vasant Vihar, Delhi to establish its party office, however it comes with a cost. The allotment of land also elevates the state-recognised party and the role of the Telangana Chief Minister in national politics.
The President of India has approved to allocate land measuring 1100 Square meters (plot no. 2 & 6) at Vasant Vihar, New Delhi for TRS to establish its party office.
In a letter issued by the Ministry of Housing and Urban affairs, TRS founder and Telangana Chief Minister K ChandraShekar Rao has been asked to pay for the land. “The allottee (referring to TRS party) will pay land cost at the rate of Rs 2579.49 lakh per acre plus 2.5 % there fore as annual ground rent provisionally. The party office will have to pay extra based on the ground rent in case the land rates are revised retrospectively by the government” the letter from the ministry said.
According to the agreement, the TRS party will have to pay ground rent half-yearly.
In 2019, TRS chief KCR had sent a team of parliamentarians to survey and also announced to lay the foundation stone. The cost to build a party office was around Rs 25 crore in the previous financial year. The state-recognised party has always shown keen interest in making its mark in national politics.
By establishing an office in Delhi, the TRS party may meet its future needs as the party envisages to play a major role in the national politics.
The ruling party has an office, Telangana Bhavan, in Hyderabad and others in districts. This could be the first office outside the state.