The ambiguity over the successor to Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has been cleared with the appointment of his son K T Rama Rao as TRS working president. This is how the readers responded to the question as to what signifies the appointment of KTR as TRS working president.
All respondents have expressed the view that KTR will succeed KCR as Chief Minister soon. KCR’s decision to pass the baton to his son to deal with the party affairs will enable him to play a key role at national level. The developments in the last couple of years indicate that KCR had been trying to project KTR as the future boss of the TRS. Most of the respondents have congratulated KTR on being appointed as TRS working president.
KCR appointing his son KTR as a party working president indicates his son is a successor to him. It was being speculated for the last two years. It is common to declare sons and daughters as successors. - Murthy, artist, Nalgonda
KCR has appointed KTR as party working president because the Chief Minister has decided to focus his attention on forging Federal Front at the national level. Regional satraps always repose trust in people close to them. I congratulate KTR on being appointed as TRS working president. - Chandra Shekar, businessman, Nalgonda
No doubt, K T Rama Rao is KCR’s heir-apparent. In last few years, KTR has become a power centre in the party. His appointment as the party’s Working President further strengthens that he is going to be the Chief Minister sooner or later. Most probably, he will be made CM before or after the Lok Sabha elections in 2019. - B Padma, tea vendor, Hanamkonda
K T Rama Rao’s appointment as the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS)’s Working President signifies that he is going to take over the reins of the State soon. The developments in the last couple of years indicate that KCR had been trying to project KTR as the future boss of the TRS. In fact, it’s visible that almost all the TRS MLAs have been rallying around KTR for the last two years or so. - Thota Raju, driver, Warangal
To the best of my knowledge, KTR’s appointment as TRS working president signifies that KCR may pass the baton to his son. It shows that KCR is determined to play a key role in national politics by forging a united front comprising reginal parties to fight both the Congress and BJP. - G Sadhashiva Reddy, self-employee, Karimnagar
TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao appointed his son and Sircilla legislator K T Rama Rao. It signifies that KTR will success KCR as Chief Minister. All the ensuing elections – Panchayat Raj and Lok Sabha – will be fought under the leadership of KTR. - Pushpa Kuma, bank employee, Adilabad
By appointing KTR as the working president of TRS party, KCR has given a clear signal to the leaders of TRS party and the people of Telangana that KTR is his successor. It has been speculated for long that KTR would succeed KCR. - Harsha, Mahbubnagar
I feel by appointing KTR as working president of TRS party, KCR has indicated that, KTR will succeed as Chief Minister. The ambiguity concerning the successor to KCR has now been cleared with the appointment of KTR as TRS working president. This will help KCR play a key role at national level.- Anil, Jadcherla
Telangana Rashtra Samiti chief K Chandrashekar Rao appointed his son KTR as working president of the party because KCR will play a key role in national politics. He cannot spare time for party affairs. The appointment signifies that KTR will succeed KCR as Chief Minister. - Y Krishna, swimming coach, Adilabad