Telangana Rashtra Samithi Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Sunday said he would soon launch a national party and the work is on to formulate policies.
“There has been a consensus on the alternative national agenda after prolonged discussions with intellectuals, economists and experts from various fields like we did before the start of Telangana movement,” read an official release from Rao’s office.
“Very soon, the formation of a national party and formulation of its policies will take place,” said KCR’s office, according to PTI news agency.
Sources say that Rao has shifted his focus on contesting elections in other states, especially Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, besides Delhi.
For getting the national party status, the TRS has to get at least 6% of valid votes in four or more states in Lok Sabha and state assembly elections.
“Thousands of Telugus, especially weavers, have settled in Gujarat in places like Surat and other textile hubs. The party will field candidates in the next assembly elections. In Karnataka, the proposed BRS will have candidates in the border areas of Raichur, Bidar, Kalaburagi and in Bengaluru. Thousands of Telugus have settled in Bengaluru and many are working as software engineers. In Delhi also, there are lots of Telugus who have made the state their home,” a senior TRS leader said to Times of India.