After Andhra Pradesh, Telangana CM KCR Plans To Expand BRS Party In Maharashtra

Swarajya Staff

Feb 27, 2023, 12:24 PM | Updated 12:24 PM IST

A billboard of CM KCR (Muzammil/Wikimedia Commons)
A billboard of CM KCR (Muzammil/Wikimedia Commons)

Telangana Chief Minister and president of Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) plans to expand his party in Maharashtra at a rapid pace and even contest the local body polls by April - May.

As BRS plans to foray into national politics with farmer centred politics and ‘Ab Ki Baar, Kisan Sarkar’ slogan, KCR on Sunday (26 February) appointed Manik Kadam as the president of BRS Maharashtra State Kisan Cell.

On Saturday (25 February), KCR’s daughter and BRS MLC K Kavitha toured Mumbai with Maharashtra BRS cadre and announced that her party would play a key role in the state's development in the near future.

After offering floral tributes to Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s statue, she said that people of Maharashtra are urging BRS to expand its operations and replicate the Telangana model in the state.

Deccan Chronicle reports that CM KCR may soon visit a few villages located along the Maharashtra - Telangana border.

Also, BRS chief has directed MLAs and former MPs from Adilabad district, which shares border with Maharashtra, to visit village-level farmers’ committees and hold press meets regularly on the farmer’s issues in border villages of Maharashtra.

Telangana CM KCR renamed his party from TRS (Telangana Rashtra Samithi) to BRS (Bharat Rashtra Samithi) to foray into national politics by expanding BRS to other states. His stated aim is to form a national alternative to both BJP and Congress.

He already declared former IAS officer Thota Chandrasekhar as the president of BRS’s Andhra Pradesh (AP) unit and even conducted a public meeting in Maharashtra’s Nanded.

Recently, Thota Chandrasekhar announced that the BRS party will contest all the 175 constituencies in AP in the upcoming assembly elections to be held in 2024.

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