Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) president K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) has said that the merger of the party with Congress will be decided on 3 March. KCR was addressing his party meeting in Hyderabad on 28 February, when he revealed the development.
The meeting was organised to admit three Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders-Mahender Reddy, K.S Ratnam and Narender Reddy.
At the meeting, TRS workers intervened and requested their leader not to merge the party with Congress.
"So you don't want a merger. They (Congress) are talking differently. Okay we all will decide about it on 3 March," Deccan Chronicle quoted KCR, who later spelled out his agenda, once the new state of Telangana is formed.
Promises made by KCR:
- A two-bed-room house to each family in the new state
- Hostels will be provided to students irrespective of caste and free education will be made compulsory from KG to PG, by bringing in English medium schools with CBSE syllabus.
- Monthly pension of ₹1,500 will be given to disabled, ₹1,000 to widows.
- Nizam's Institute Of Medical Sciences (NIMS)-type hospitals in each district in Telangana.
- Irrigation project with a capacity to supply water to one lakh acres in each Assembly constituency in the proposed state.
- Three acres of land will be given to each family from Dalit sect and ₹10,000 crore will be spent on Dalits' welfare in each year's budget.
He also said that the proposed new Telangana government would not take up development programmes for the rich, but will concentrate on the welfare of weaker sections. Emphasising on the need of a strong leader to head the new Telangana state, KCR claimed that he had been involved in the Telangana movement since 15 years. The new Telangana state will be transformed into a richer one within six to seven years, he promised.