Rama Krishna Sangem
“Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) will fill the prevailing vacuum at the national level through Bharatiya Rashtra Samith (BRS),” said senior TRS leader and Rajya Sabha MP KR Suresh Reddy. Chnage of name of (TRS) Telangana Rashtra Samithi to BRS will not affect the brand image of the party or its local quotient, he said.
Speaking to Excel India on the eve of TRS state committee and extended senior leaders meeting at Pragathi Bhavan on October 5, Wednesday, Suresh Reddy said: “Our TRS leaders and cadre across Telangana are jubilant over the entry of our leader KCR into national politics in a big way. This transformation is happening on the auspicious Vijaya Dashami day, he said.
Suresh Reddy who earlier worked as speaker of combined Andhra Pradesh Assembly from 2004 to 09 felt that KCR will succeed in his latest mission as the present political conditions in the country are conducive for it. “First reason there is a dearth of matured and visionary leadership which can take on the aggression of BJP which follows divisive agenda. Second, Congress, the Grand Old Party, is on decline, thus creating a huge vacuum in the opposition space,” said Reddy.
Suresh Reddy is of the view that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is not up to the expectation of people to contain or take on BJP which is expanding since 2014. “Only KCR with his vast experience and leadership skills can do the job. He can unite and inspire anti-BJP forces,” said Suresh Reddy. “We have seen how KCR can build and lead successfully an agitation and later run a government efficiently in the last 22 years,” said the RS MP.
Suresh Reddy also felt another compelling reason for KCR’s entry into national politics now. “Southern India has been neglected by the BJP led Centre in the last several years. The South including Telangana has contributed a lot to the Centre through taxes, but hasn’t got its due. KCR will implement his growth oriented agenda for the future of youth,” said Suresh Reddy.
Asked about whether absence of T of TRS in the new BRS will affect the sentiments of party cadre, Suresh Reddy said: “Not at all, we have seen how T (Telangana) hasn’t got its due from B (Bharat) in the last eight years. Now it is our turn to get our due. Our cadre, leaders and people will definitely understand the need of the new national political party and back us,” said he.