In accordance with the plans of Chief Minister and TRS president K Chandrashekhar Rao, the TRS MPs have expedited efforts for setting up a party office in New Delhi and submitted a letter written by the Chief Minister to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Parliament on Monday, seeking the sanction of adequate land in the national capital.
The Chief Minister already made his intentions clear to lay the foundation stone for the office building after Sankranti. He also wanted the party office to be completed within two-three months after laying the foundation stone so that necessary accommodation can be provided for the party leaders in New Delhi during their visit.
TRS MPs, led by Mahabubnagar MP and TRS floor leader in Lok Sabha AP Jithender Reddy met the Prime Minister and sought the sanction of 1,000 sq.m land for the party office at Rajendra Prasad road, which is home for various other political parties and also major government institutions. MPs B Vinod Kumar, Boora Narsaiah Goud, Sitaram Naik, G Nagesh, Jonginapally Santosh, Badugula Lingaiah Yadav, and Banda Prakash were among the MPs who met the Prime Minister in the Parliament.
Speaking to the media after meeting Modi, Jithender Reddy said the TRS had 17 members in the Parliament and as per Union Ministry of Urban Development norms, the party was eligible for 1,000 sq.m land for establishing its office in Delhi. He stated that the TRS would play a bigger role in the national politics in the coming days, and the new party office would be the crucial centre for consolidation of like-minded forces for the formation of the proposed Federal Front.
“The Chief Minister is not eager to become the Prime Minister of this country by promoting the Federal Front. Instead, he wants the front to play a bigger role in meeting people’s aspirations. His argument is that if the TRS can implement various people-oriented schemes in Telangana, why cannot any ruling party implement the same at the national level. Both the Congress and the BJP have been busy in mudslinging against each other, ignoring welfare and development activities,” he added.
It may be recalled that a team of Parliament members, along with Vaastu expert Sudhakar Teja, has been scouting for suitable land for the party office for the past a few days and have visited several sites in New Delhi. During his visit to New Delhi last month, the Chief Minister himself suggested for a few sites available with the Central government and asked the MPs to pursue the matter with the Union government. If the land was sanctioned, the TRS will bear the expenditure to purchase the land and take up construction of the party office from the party funds.