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Telangana assembly passes resolution for separate high court
March 18, 2015 03:58 PM
The Telangana assembly on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution urging the central government to set up a separate high court for the state. Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao moved a resolution in the assembly calling for bifurcation of the united high court located in Hyderabad in accordance with the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act and the Constitution of India. He said that the high court should be divided for the benefit of both the new states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. All the parties supported the resolution, which was adopted unanimously. The chief minister told the House that he is moving the resolution as Union Law Minister Sadananda Gowda, during his recent visit to Hyderabad, stated that steps for setting up a separate high court will be initiated once the Telangana government submits a proposal. Gowda had also said in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that Telangana will have its own high court soon. Source: IANS
Merger of Khammam villages with Andhra rocks Telangana assembly
March 16, 2015 02:53 PM
The merger of seven 'mandals' of Khammam district with Andhra Pradesh rocked Telangana assembly on Monday with ruling and opposition parties blaming each other. While Congress party tried to corner the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government for failing to stop the merger, the ruling party hit back at the main opposition, saying that the decision was taken by the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) headed by it. Irrigation minister T. Harish Rao blamed then union minister Jairam Ramesh for the merger of seven 'mandals' and said that the decision was implemented by BJP-led NDA government. He also criticised the Congress for not opposing the relevant bill when it came up in Rajya Sabha. Amid heated exchange over the issue, the Congress party staged a walk-out from the House. The issue came up during question hour when Congress member Ajay Kumar wanted to know the steps being taken to get due share of electricity for Telangana from the Lower Sileru hydro-electric project. He said that the state had lost not just 'seven' mandals but also the project to Andhra Pradesh. Source: IANS
Over Rs.1.15 lakh crore budget for Telangana
March 11, 2015 10:55 AM
Telangana's first full-fledged budget was presented in the assembly on Wednesday, proposing an expenditure of Rs.1,15,689 crore for the financial year 2015-16. This includes a plan expenditure of Rs.52,383 crore and non-plan outlay of Rs.63,306 crore. Finance Minister Etela Rajender presented the budget with estimated revenue surplus of Rs.531 crore. The fiscal deficit is projected at Rs.16,969 crore. Focussing on irrigation, the budget has allocated Rs.2,083 crore for Mission Kakatiya, aimed at reviving the tanks. The minister announced that 9,308 tanks will be revived during the financial year. The newly-created state in November last year had presented Rs.1 lakh crore budget for 10 months of 2014-15. Source: IANS
TDP legislators suspended from Telangana assembly
March 09, 2015 12:33 PM
Ten legislators of the opposition TDP were suspended on Monday from the Telangana assembly for the entire budget session for disrupting the proceedings. Speaker S. Madhusudana Chary announced the suspension of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) members after Minister for Legislative Affairs T. Harish Rao moved the resolution. As soon as the house met for the day, the minister asked the members to apologise for having insulted the national anthem at the governor's address to the joint session of the legislature on March 7. The TDP members, on their part, rushed to the speaker's podium demanding action against the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi legislators who allegedly attacked opposition members during the governor's address. Source: IANS
TRS has no right to criticise TDP: Chandrababu
March 04, 2015 11:00 AM
On his second visit to Telangana after the new state was formed, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday said that the TRS has no right to criticise his party TDP. Addressing a public meeting in Karimnagar, Naidu, who is the president of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), said that it was the TDP which developed Telangana and challenged those criticising it for a debate. Stating that Telugu people were one despite division of the state, he called for solving all outstanding issues between the two states amicably through talks. Naidu, who was chief minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh between 1995 and 2004, said that it was because of his efforts that Telangana now has a surplus budget. "Ask even an autorickshaw driver in Hyderabad, and you will know who developed Hyderabad," the TDP chief said. Police had made tight security arrangements to foil any attempt by the workers of ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) to disrupt Naidu's visit. 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:
  • Head-Office Address of TRS: Telangana Bhavan, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
  • Contact Number: 8985312999
  • Email:

TRS Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha Election Results Year Wise

Lok SabhaVidhan Sabha
StateLatest YearSeats WonLatest YearSeats Won
Andhra Pradesh20140

Last Updated on March 10, 2015

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