Abki Ki Baar, Kisan Sarkar : KCR
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao-led Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) on Sunday held its first meeting outside the state at Nanded in Maharashtra and made intentions clear that his party will be fighting for farmers’ issues.
He said that it is heart-wrenching to see farmers struggle and die. “On one hand farmers are dying and on the other hand leaders are making false promises,” he said.
Stating that the time has come for peasants to take the reins of the country, Rao said, “That’s why BRS slogan is ‘Abki ki baar, kisan sarkar’ (This time around, a government for the farmers). If we unite, it is not impossible. In our country, farmers constitute more than 42 percent and if the number of farm laborers is also added to that it will be more than 50 percent which is sufficient to form a government.”
“We changed the name of our party after understanding the current situation of our nation. Earlier our party name was TRS and now it’s a national party, named BRS,” he added.
The focus of the public meeting was to attract new people to the party as Nanded has a sizeable population of Telugu-speaking people due to its proximity to Telangana.
Speaking to reporters earlier, KCR had said that several villages in Maharashtra want to merge with Telangana due to the state’s welfare and developmental schemes.
On February 17, BRS would be holding a public meeting at the Parade Ground in Secunderabad and Tamil Nadu CM M K Stalin, his Jharkhand counterpart Hemant Soren, Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav, Janata Dal (United) National President Lalan Singh as representative of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and Dr BR Ambedkar’s grandson Prakash Ambedkar among other dignitaries would attend it.