TRS chief to hold talks with senior party leaders

Hyderabad, June 09: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president T Chandrasekhar Rao is expected to make efforts to contain persisting dissidence in his party which broke out in the wake of the debacle in recent elections.

The TRS President, against whom a police case has been registered in his Lok Sabha constituency of Mahaboobnagar for tracing his whereabouts, arrived here last night from Delhi.

Rao is expected to hold confabulations with senior party leaders on ways to revive the party in the aftermath of the drubbing it suffered in the elections.

He is faced with continued attack from several party leaders who have raised their voice against his ‘unilateral’ style of functioning and the growing influence of his family members in party affairs.

“His (Rao’s) family members should introspect on their increasing role in the party affairs. One may say that this issue is there in other parties too but, TRS is different because its main agenda is separate statehood movement”, senior leader Umadevi said.

However, TRS MP and party general secretary Vijayasanthi said an action plan is being prepared on how to revive the party and that Rao should not be blamed alone for electoral reverses.

Umadevi’s remarks came close on the heels of several rebel leaders including Y Srinivasa Reddy, TRS Mahaboobnagar district president, and MLC K Dileep Kumar raising their voice against Rao.