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TRS membership drive hits a roadblock

TRS membership drive hits a roadblock
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Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) was plagued with new problems in its ambitious membership drive in Greater Hyderabad limits.

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Hyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) was plagued with new problems in its ambitious membership drive in Greater Hyderabad limits.

After the party leadership constituted a jumbo committee, consisting of 57 members for twin cities, hoping that the new entrants and old guards would compete with each other in achieving the targets fixed for membership drive, some dissent seems to be brewing within the party. Some disgruntled leaders voiced their dissent at a meeting held two days back and eventually Minister Padma Rao Goud had to step in to pacify them.

According to Palla Rajeshwar Reddy, convenor of the state adhoc committee, all issues have been sorted out and the membership drive will kick-start in few constituencies on Monday and some others on Tuesday.


Four to five members are said to have raised their opposition at not being included in the committee.

However, instructions were given to leaders in few constituencies to accommodate them in the programme, Rajeswar added. The minister also told some of them that they should understand that all cannot be included in the committee and they will have to wait for some time to get some post. The party leadership would certainly recognise their work.

Rajeshwar Reddy said TRS candidates who contested in 2014 elections, party incharges, key leaders as well as new entrants were included in twin cities adhoc committee. He said that he and a city minister organised a meeting at Jubilee Hills to bring about co-ordination among respective leaders from that constituency and exuded confidence that it will lead to smooth running of the membership programme.

He said in few constituencies like Malakpet, as many as five leaders-C Satish, Azam Ali, Singireddy Srinivas Reddy, Sudarshan, Sama Prabhakar Reddy were made members of the committee and asked to actively participate in the membership programme.

Even though the membership programme would commence with a five to six-day delay in Greater Hyderabad limits, the chances of extending the date are unlikely. Enrolment would be closed on February 20.

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