KTR gives pep talk to newly-elected BRS MLAs, asks them to act as responsible Opposition

The BRS working president said the party should be happy that the people had given it a respectable number of seats.

ByRaj Rayasam

Published Dec 04, 2023 | 6:49 PMUpdated Dec 04, 2023 | 6:54 PM

KTR gives pep talk to newly-elected BRS MLAs, asks them to act as responsible Opposition

A day after tasting bitter defeat in the Telangana Assembly elections, BRS working president KT Rama Rao on Monday, 4 December, gave a pep-talk to the newly elected legislators from the party, those who fought and lost, and other leaders.

During this interaction at Telangana Bhavan, he also asked them not to lose heart but instead work towards fulfilling the responsibility of an Opposition in the state.

The former minister, who appeared shocked over the turn of the BRS’ fortunes, convened a meeting with the newly elected party MLAs and asked them to work for the people from Telangana Bhavan, as they used to do from Pragati Bhavan and the secretariat in the past.

The BRS leader said the party should feel content that the people had given it a respectable number of seats in the Assembly.

He said that ever since the BRS lost the election, he had been receiving messages from people saying that they had not expected the party to go down the way it did, which showed that the people had trust in the party even now.

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The people were aware of the great work that the BRS had done during the past 10 years, and that was the reason it had given the party a respectable number of seats, he said, adding that a meeting would be held soon to discuss the future course of action.

In the wake of the party losing the election, the chairman of the 15 state-owned corporations resigned from their positions. They sent their letters of resignation to the chief secretary.

They expressed gratitude to former chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao for allowing them to contribute to the reconstruction of Telangana.

Earlier, the BRS leaders survived anxious moments when Medchal, Malkajgiri, and LB Nagar MLAs — Ch Malla Reddy, M Rajasekhar Reddy, and D Sudheer Reddy, respectively — did not turn up for the meeting.

It was clarified later that they did not go to Telangana Bhavan as they did not receive any call. They subsequently went to KCR’s farmhouse, as directed by the party leadership.