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Congress fumes at no mention of Sonia in Telangana text book
May 28, 2015 09:49 AM
The Congress in Telangana has condemned the non-inclusion in school text books of the role of party president Sonia Gandhi in the formation of the new state. A chapter titled "The movement for the formation of Telangana state" has been included in this year's social studies text book for Class 10. However, the 14-page chapter showers praise only on Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao and his Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), said that Uttam Kumar Reddy, president of Congress party's Telangana unit. "This is a fascist tendency and demonstrates autocratic and dictatorial attitude of KCR. The Congress party will not tolerate this behaviour," he said. Source: IANS
Congress demands Telangana CM declare assets
May 06, 2015 09:49 AM
The Congress party in Telangana on Tuesday demanded that Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao to declare his assets and seek fresh mandate in 12 assembly constituencies where the legislators of opposition parties defected to ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). Congress state vice president Mohammed Ali Shabbir said that Chandrasekhar Rao should disclose all his assets which he accumulated since floating the TRS in 2001. "In his affidavit filed before the Election Commission, KCR disclosed the assets of Rs 85.98 lakh while contesting from Karimnagar Lok Sabha seat in 2004 elections. His assets grew to Rs 15.15 crore by 2014 elections," he said. Source: IANS
Uproar in Lok Sabha over demand for separate Telangana HC
May 05, 2015 01:41 PM
The Lok Sabha witnessed an uproar on Tuesday following a Telangana member's demand for a separate high court in the state. As soon as the house assembled, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan mourned the death of 20 passengers in a bus accident in Madhya Pradesh. Soon after the house observed a minute's silence, members from Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) raised the issue of a separate high court for Telangana but the speaker asked them to maintain silence. She asked the members to raise the issue during zero hour, but the TRS members continued with their demand, leading to the adjournment of the house for 10 minutes. Source: IANS
KCR re-elected unopposed as TRS chief
April 24, 2015 01:57 PM
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao was re-elected unopposed as the president of Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS). His unanimous election was declared at TRS plenary in Hyderabad on Friday amid cheers by thousands of party workers. Returning officer N. Narasimha Reddy, the home minister, announced that only one nomination was received for the post. TRS leaders had filed six sets of nomination papers on behalf of KCR, as Rao is popularly known. Source: IANS
Telangana sets up SIT to probe killing of prisoners
April 14, 2015 10:02 AM
The Telangana government on Monday constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe April 7 killing of five undertrial prisoners by police. The six-member team will be headed by Inspector General of Police Sandeep Shandilya. A day after Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao announced probe by SIT, Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma issued orders constituting the panel. Khammam's Superintendent of Police Shanawaz Qasim, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Intelligence, M.Dayanand Reddy, Assistanct Commissioner of Police M.Ramana Kumar, and Inspectors Raja Venkat Reddy and S.Ravinder are the members of SIT. Source: IANS

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About Telangana Rashtra Samithi



The Telangana Rashtra Samithi, famously known as the TRS, is a regional political party, as approved by the Election Commission of India. It has its mass base primarily in the state of Andhra Pradesh, a southern state of India. The political position of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi is Centre-Right and it operates on the political ideologies of Regionalism and Conservatism.
The TRS has the creation of the separate state of Telangana as its revolutionary war cry. The party demands to restore regional harmony and exclusiveness, along with the regional autonomy, in the region, thre way it was prior to the formation of the state of Andhra Pradesh in 1956.

The TRS was formed in the year 2001 by K. Chandrasekhar Rao, who was initially a member of the Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party. However, Rao soon quit the TDP owing to political differences with the party supremo. He independently contested in local body elections and won impressively, due to his ideological and political resolutions. Soon the Telangana Rashtra Samithi was formed and it won the local institutional bodies such as the Zilla Parishad Territorial Constituencies and the Mandal Parishad Territorial Constituencies.

The chief claim to fame of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi is in its uncompromising spirit to make the dream and aspirations for Telangana a reality. The party had been emboldening its appeal to the people of united Andhra Pradesh on the grounds that it will redress the oppression and burden of the minority communities in the Telangana regions of AP.

The TRS was a prominent member of the Congress-led coalition, the United Progressive Alliance, from 2004 to 2006. In 2004, the party won 5 Lok Sabha seats and 26 seats in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly. Within a brief span of the alliance with the Congress, the TRS quit the coalition over the inordinate delay that the Congress made in announcing the constitutional validity of the formation of Telangana. In its history of electoral performances, only once did the TRS fare poorly in the polls. In the 2008 by-elections, the party performed dismally, being able to retain only 7 out of the 16 assembly constituencies and 2 out of the four Lok Sabha seats. Such poor performance made Chandrasekhar Rao want to quit his position as President. But because party members and the people had immense faith on him, he held the post.

In the dramatic performance in 2009 elections, when the TRS initially entered into the Telugu Desam Party-led Grand Alliance, along with other Third Front members, it performed even more poorly, as compared with 2008. Even before the vote-counting began, the TRS shifted alliance to the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance. The party got only a meagre 4% votes in the elections. The TRS rode back to power only in 2012 by-elections, when renewed struggles ensued over the demands for the creation of the new state of Telangana. Finally, however, the Congress heeded to the demands of the TRS in forming a separate Telangana. In September 2013 the constitutional validity process was underway. 

Election Symbol of TRS


The Election Symbol of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi, as approved by the Election Commission of India, is the “Car”. This election symbol is usually drawn on a pink-coloured rectangular party flag. This election symbol is significant as it represents what the Telugu Rashtra Samithi stands for. The oppression faced by the peasants and farmers due to the high-handedness of the feudal lords of the Reddy and Velama castes in the ten districts that comprise Telangana, was getting increasingly fierce. The TRS pledged to restore peace in the Telangana regions of united Andhra Pradesh by granting the people regional exclusivity and ethnic identity. The symbol is a promise of making each individual participating in the Telangana movement to own a car one day, such as to indicate that poverty will vanish and good times will prevail. More than anything else, the election symbol is representative of the high hopes and ambitions of the TRS, which it must fulfill for the oppressed millions in Telangana.


National Executive of the TRS


The leaders of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi, who are also the national executives of the party, are listed below:
  • Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhar Rao, President of TRS: He is a Member of Parliament in the 15th Lok Sabha, representing the Mahaboobnagar constituency. He has remained a Cabinet Minister for Labour and Employment.
  • Vijayashanti, Member of Parliament, 15th Lok Sabha: A former actress, she represents the Medak constituency of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Sirikonda Madhusudhana Chary, General Secretary of TRS

The MLAs in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly are:
  • Jogu Ramanna
  • Gampa Govardhan
  • Kaveti Samaiah
  • Nallala Odelu
  • Aravinda Reddy Gaddam
  • Pocharam Srinivas Reddy
  • Eanugu Ravinder Reddy
  • K.V. Rao
  • Koppula Eshwar
  • Somarapu Satyanarayana
  • Dasyam Vinay Bhaskar
  • T. Rajaiah
  • Etela Rajender
  • T. Harish Rao
  • Jupally Krishna Rao
  • K.T. Rama Rao
  • Chennamaneni Ramesh


Achievements of the TRS


As a regional political party, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi has had a number of significant achievements. Some of these are listed below:
  • The TRS has been instrumental in carrying forth a sustained agitation for the granting of statehood to Telangana. The TRS, through rallies, strikes, protest meetings and public gatherings, made the people aware of the need for the separation of Telangana from the united Andhra Pradesh.
  • The TRS has started a number of cultural initiatives in its resolution for Telangana. It maintains a newspaper called Namasthe Telangana that reaches every household in the state, and ensures that the people are actively involved in and aware of the matter. Also, periodic street plays, theatres, and revolutionary songs have been created to reach out to the people culturally.
  • The TRS has fought for the social and economic justice of the minority sections of the community such as the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, OBCs and the Muslims in the state.
  • Women safety and security is one of the principal achievements of the TRS.

Address and Contact details

  • Official Website of TRS: http://trsuk.com/home.php
  • Head-Office Address of TRS: Telangana Bhavan, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
  • Contact Number: 8985312999
  • Email: president@nritrs.org

TRS Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha Election Results Year Wise


Lok SabhaVidhan Sabha
StateLatest YearSeats WonLatest YearSeats Won
Telangana201411201463
Andhra Pradesh20140


Last Updated on March 10, 2015


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