Ways to intensify movement and strengthen party for local body elections to be discussed

The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) will go into a huddle on March 25 to take stock of the movement for Telangana following the NH-7 blockade organised on Thursday and its future course of action for targeting the ruling Congress.

The joint meeting of the TRS State executive and polit bureau will be chaired by party president K. Chandrasekhar Rao. Party sources said the meeting was likely to discuss ways to intensify the movement, strengthen the party for the local body elections and mobilise the support of national parties to achieve separate Telangana.

Meanwhile, TRS legislator T. Harish Rao was arrested by the police when he participated in a lunch-hour demonstration by the electricity department employment in front of Vidyut Soudha.

Speaking at the protest, he decried the arrest of T-JAC chairman M. Kodandaram, TRS floor leader E. Rajender and six others for participating in the ‘Sadak bandh’ on Thursday.

He alleged that the State government was applying different yardsticks for people of Telangana and Seemandhra regions and sought to know why the Telangana leaders were arrested when they were participating in a peaceful manner. If blocking the traffic for a cause alone was a crime then why didn’t the government act against then Chief Minister K. Rosaiah when he protested on the road near Nizam College and blocked traffic once.