Hyderabad: To put up an effective fight against the BJP across India, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has renamed his party Telangana Rashtra Samithi to 'Bharat Rashtra Samithi' (BRS).
Party chief K Chandrasekar Rao announced that the party's general body unanimously resolved to change the name from TRS to BRS. The cadres and leaders hailed their party chief as a national leader. While the party endorsed the name change at its general body meet, party leaders burst crackers, distributed sweets and chanted "TRS and KCR Zindabad".
The crucial general body meeting of TRS to change the name to herald its national push in politics kicked off at the party headquarters. JD(S) leader and former Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy and Tamil Nadu-based Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) founder-chief Thol Thirumavalavan were present at the TRS meet. "The idea is to put up a united fight against the BJP. Basically, it's a combination of various regional parties who want to rise above their political differences and come together," the JD(S) leader said.
Rao's move to accelerate his political fight against the BJP coincides with the announcement of schedule for Munugode by-poll in Telangana by the Election Commission. The polling is scheduled to be held on November 3 and votes would be counted on November 6.