KCR Renames TRS for 2024
With an eye on the next Lok Sabha elections, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, who has been meeting several Opposition leaders to put up a united front against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2024, has recently rechristened his Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) as the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS).
KCR founded the TRS on April 27, 2001 with a demand for the separate state of Telangana. His dream was released in 2014 when the Congress-led UPA government carved Telangana out of Andhra Pradesh. Since then, KCR’s party has been winning elections in Telangana.
As KCR formally decided to take the leap to the national stage after two decades, the road for the BRS to become a “national party” recognised by the Election Commission is not easy.
The recognition of political parties as State Party or National Party is governed by the provisions of Paragraphs 6A and 6B of the Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order, 1968