Why does the new national party of the KCR want to keep a regionalist base and a local policy? | #KhabarLive

The essence of political pundits is a strong sense of regionalism and not a national political party aura that impacts ongoing political activities. The new BRS party has just started to trot on the national territory. It takes time to grow, develop and become a leading entity.

Well, Telangana political observers believe that despite the expansionist aims of the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), the renaming of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) will not have a significant impact on K. Chandrashekar Rao’s policy there -down.

In a pot filled with atta, the meat, spices, onions, rice and oil were cooked to perfection. This is the very essence of traditional Hyderabadi biryani. Even a name change wouldn’t make much of a difference to the flavorful rice and juicy mutton mingling with steam on your plate.

Similar to how K. unexpectedly renamed Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) to Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) on October 5th. Chandrashekar Rao (KCR), who is committed to increasing regional party popularity while keeping a close eye on the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

According to political observers in Telangana, the renaming of TRS to BRS, while expansionary in its aim, should not change the tone and tenor of KCR policy in its own territory.

For nearly two decades now, senior journalist Mohammed Shafeeq has been covering politics from Hyderabad, in its avatar as the capital of the unified state of Andhra Pradesh and later of the newly sculpted entity Telangana. He argues that the name change should not change the regionalist core of the KCR team.

“If you see, during the whole Telangana movement and even after the formation of the separate state, the TRS always talked about the Telangana sentiment. He successfully built the narrative around the powerful cultural symbols of Telangana be it festivals, be it rulers, festivals, cultures and traditions,” Shafeeq told #KhabarLive.

The party was founded by KCR in 2001 as a political platform to push for a separate Telangana state. Telangana as a state was officially born in 2014 and has since been ruled by the TRS. The party’s tally also fell from 63 seats in 2014 to 88 seats after the conclusion of the 2018 assembly polls.

And although the Congress becomes the second largest legislative party after the 2018 elections, winning 19 seats, the KCR party continues to project the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as its main challenger for the upcoming polls in the southern state. .

According to BJP Chief Spokesperson for Telangana K. Krishna Sagar Rao, there is a reason KCR downplays the powers of Congress as a major political enemy.

Rao believes a regionalist potion is Telangana’s chief minister’s favorite antidote to the nationalist BJP, which is eyeing Telangana as the second southern state where it could make its mark after Karnataka.

“He (KCR) questioned us so much that the local people would forget that he was also in power locally…He diverted them to question Modi ji. The game was also to talk about outsider against insider, because the regional fight is over, between Andhra and Telangana. The new fight was Delhi versus Telangana and the injustice done,” Rao said.

“TRS is playing the politics of the perception that they are worried about us. They are not. They want to end Congress because they fear Congress could rise at any time,” Rao also said.

According to Shafeeq, the renaming of TRS to BRS was an indication of KCR’s ambition to broaden its horizons as a national leader and connect with voters outside of Telangana state and perhaps beyond. a way of seeking to be better placed to negotiate broader political gains. general elections of 2024.

While the decision may have been made with a few months for the national elections and more than a year and then a few months for the general elections, claims the Hyderabad-based journalist, Rao seems confident of holding on to his territory.

“They feel safe at home and want to move. They feel they have achieved everything they were trying to develop on the Telangana front. Let’s say the question of electricity for example… It was a state of energy deficit when it was formed, now it is said to be an energy surplus. They have overcome the problem, they want to highlight these achievements (at the national level),” Shafeeq said.

One of the takeaways from the October 5 announcements made by KCR was the projection of the Telangana governance model to its wider audience.

“We have taken Telangana to new heights in terms of development and well-being, setting new benchmarks for others. We have shown the world that with commitment and zeal, one can do wonders and serve the people,” KCR said.

He added, “Now it is time to expand the Telangana development model nationwide. Even after 75 years of independence, India still lags behind in many areas, lagging behind smaller countries like Bangladesh.

BJP’s Rao, however, says KCR’s decision to move from a regional satrap to an all-India role was inexplicable and fraught with risk.

“It is not easy for a national party to beat a regional (party)… Now the KCR has taken another step. Either he can fall into the abyss with the leap he has taken, or he can become one of the small players in the national platform. The regional asset is very important for its survival so far. God knows why he went into the BRS genre,” Rao said.

BRS spokesman Reddy, however, claimed his party would oppose the BJP’s ‘divisive approach’ with his party’s inclusive politics, which he said was the need of the hour in the country.

“An ideology should strive to advance the welfare of the people and preserve the integrity of the country. This should not be done to alienate the population. The BJP spreads the divisive approach under the guise of nationalism or cultural nationalism. However, we believe in integrating people. That’s the main distinction, according to Reddy. #KhabarLive #hydnews #hydlive

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