KHAMMAM: The city will host the second plenary session of Telangana Rashtra Samithi on Wednesday, and in all probability will witness the ‘son-rise’ in TRS.
Though the one-day session will discuss the development agenda of the party threadbare, it will not take any policy decisions as election code of conduct is in force due to Palair Assembly byelection.
However, besides boasting of development and welfare programmes, the TRS plenary is likely to witness the rise of IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao, the heir apparent of KCR family and it is he who will hog all the limelight, especially after his elevation in the cabinet. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has made his intentions clear about his successor by allotting important portfolios, particularly Mines and Geology, making him the most powerful minister in the cabinet, next only to the CM. It remains to be seen whether the portfolio rejig has affected the equation between Harish Rao and KTR as reports have emerged suggesting that stripping Harish of his Mines and Geology portfolio was a move to sideline him.
Meanwhile, like in the first plenary meeting after storming to power, which was held in 2015, KCR’s nephew Harish Rao is likely to stay away from the limelight.
Though previously, till the formation of TRS government, he used to oversee arrangements for all major party meetings, he will stay away from it now just as he did in the last plenary in 2015.
It was minister Tummala Nageswara who took active role in the arrangements for the plenary. Meanwhile, Khammam district has been painted pink with TRS party flags fluttering all around.
The TRS is planning to mobilise around 2 lakh people for the public meeting as it would turn out to be a show of strength ahead of the Palair Assembly bypoll.
In the morning, the party will adopt 15 resolutions. In the evening, public meeting will be held at SR and BJNR College grounds. About 4,000 delegates will take part in the session.
TRS is celebrating its formation day in Khammam for the first time and the party will use the occasion to prove its support base in Khammam, which is mostly dominated by people from Andhra origin. As heatwave conditions are prevailing in Khammam, the party is making all arrangements like air-conditioners for the delegates, who participate in deliberations from 9 am to 5 pm.
KTR, Harish are Eyes of Party: Kavitha
KCR’s daughter and TRS MP K Kavitha claimed here on Tuesday that minister Harish Rao was neither sidelined in the party nor in the government. “KT Rama Rao and Harish Rao are like the two eyes of the party,” she said.