TRS releases election manifesto
Finally, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president K chandrasekhar Rao today set at rest the possibility of an electoral alliance with the Congress for the ensuing general elections.
Releasing the party manifesto and the first list its candidates, Mr Rao declared that the TRS would go it alone in the coming polls.
Ever since the announcement of general elections, there had been hectic speculation both in the media and political circles that the TRS and the Congress might forge an alliance for the polls which may stand in good stead for both the parties.
At one stage, leaders of two parties held parleys in this regard, and the TRS chief constituted a committee headed by K Kesav Rao too deal with the alliance issue.
The CPI too favoured the Congress-TRS alliance for the polls and even suggested a combination of three parties comprising the Congress, the CPI and the TRS.
During the long-drawn struggle for separate Telangana state, KCR had declared that he would merge the TRS with the Congress if the latter declared formation of Telangana state.
When this did not happen, the Congress charged KCR with going back on his word.
The central theme of the TRS manifesto is the all round development of the poor and weaker sections.
(Posted on 04-04-2014)