KTR says Pragathi Nivedana Sabha not aimed at elections.

The Pragathi Nivedana Sabha, scheduled to be held on September 2, will be an extension of TRS Plenary to explain to people about the progress made by Telangana State under the TRS regime, said IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao. He maintained that the meeting was not aimed at the elections and there need not be any speculation until the Chief Minister makes an announcement with regard to polls in the State. He reiterated that TRS will fight the elections alone without any political alliance.

Speaking to media persons at Kongara Kalan after reviewing the arrangements for the public meeting on Tuesday, Rama Rao reminded that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao announced his plans to hold the public meeting during the TRS Plenary held in April this year. “Besides explaining the good work done by the TRS government in the last 51 months, the Chief Minister might also give a glimpse into future programmes of the TRS if voted to power in next elections,” he said. He said that he feared that existing infrastructure and arrangements being made for the meeting might not be sufficient considering response from people so far. “We are expecting 2.5 lakh people from erstwhile Karimnagar district alone. Farmers are starting in over 1,000 tractors from Khammam, Kothagudem and other far off places at least a day before to reach the venue.

Rama Rao stated that TRS would win over 100 Assembly seats and 16 MP seats in next elections. He reiterated that TRS will not have any alliances in the next elections. He ridiculed reports of the secret arrangement with BJP and stated that TRS neither had alliance nor arrangements with BJP as their ideologies were poles apart. He said the Chief Minister met Prime Minister Narendra Modi only to take up issues pertaining to the State. He asserted that the proposed Federal Front was in the making and it will remain a non-Congress and non-BJP front. The Minister rubbished the talk of the public meeting being aimed at early elections and said that a decision in this regard must be taken by the Chief Minister and his Cabinet. “But the Cabinet did not take any decision in this regard and there should not be any speculation until the Chief Minister makes an announcement in this regard,” he reiterated.

One Nation-One Election, the Minister stated that as the Election Commission of India ruled out such possibility, any discussion on the issue was redundant. He welcomed the AIMIM’s plans to expand its presence in other constituencies. Further, he stated that several Assembly constituency-level leaders from Congress party were keen to join TRS after the public meeting. “Considering huge public support to the Chief Minister, they see no political future in Congress and expressed interest to join TRS to fulfil promises made to people in their constituencies. There would be huge influx after September 2,” he added.

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