Hyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is holding a plenary on Wednesday to mark the 21st Foundation Day of the party. The crucial day-long general body meeting will be held at Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC).
Chief Minister and TRS Chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao will preside over the plenary. It will set the roadmap for the party to score a hat-trick of electoral victories in Assembly polls scheduled next year. About 3,000 delegates will attend the meeting which will begin at 11 a.m. KCR will hoist the party flag and deliver the inaugural address.
TRS Working President K. T.Rama Rao said the plenary will pass resolutions on 11 subjects. The meeting has significance given the next year's Assembly elections.
"The plenary will decide what should be our stand-in national politics, what we will do in the state, how we should work, and how to win elections for the third time," said KTR. No political party in south India has scored a hat-trick. KTR however sounded confident that the TRS under the leadership of KCR will set a new record.
He appealed to those leaders and workers, who have not been invited, not to come to the venue.
Earlier on Tuesday, KTR visited HICC to review the arrangements made for the plenary. He directed party leaders to ensure fool-proof arrangements.
State Cabinet ministers, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs, MLCs, MLAs, TRS State Executive, Corporation Chairpersons, District party unit Presidents, Zilla Parishad Chairpersons will attend the meeting.
Chairpersons of District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) and District Cooperative Marketing Societies (DCMS), district library presidents, district Rythu Bandhu Samithi chiefs, women co-ordinators, ZPTC members, municipal Mayors and chairpersons, Mandal Parishad Presidents, Town, and Mandal party unit chiefs, Agricultural Market Committee Chairmen, etc will also attend the daylong meeting.
Meanwhile, the TRS has painted Hyderabad pink. All roads leading towards the venue are dotted with pink flags. Posters, banners, festoons, and flexis have been put up in various parts of Hyderabad, especially at major traffic intersections.
A boat decked up with TRS flags and posters in Hussain Sagar lake in the heart of the city was the center of attraction on the eve of the plenary.
KTR asked the party cadre to celebrate the foundation day by hoisting the TRS flag in every town and every village. TRS village presidents will hoist the party flag in all 12,769 villages. Similarly, there will be flag-hoisting in 3,600 towns.
This is after a gap of two years that the TRS will be holding plenary on a grand scale. For the last two years, the celebrations were low-key due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In October last year, the party held its plenary at HICC. KCR was re-elected as party president.
KCR, floated the TRS on April 27, 2001, to revive the movement for a separate state. Since the formation of Telangana in 2014, he has been heading both the government and the party.