by IANS | Tue, Oct 24, 2023, 11:53 AM
Hyderabad, Oct 24 (IANS) Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) is looking to intensify its election campaign with Chief Minister and party president K. Chandrasekhar Rao embarking on the second leg of the whirlwind tour from Thursday.
After the Dusshera break, KCR, as the Chief Minister is popularly know, will resume his campaign by addressing public meetings at Achampet, Nagarkurnool and Munugode.
This will be followed by public meetings at Paleru and Station Ghanpur on Friday.
KCR will address election rallies in Kodad, Thungathurthy and Aleru on October 29.
The next day, he will address meetings in Jukkal, Banswada and Narayankhed. Huzurnagar, Miryalguda and Devarakonda will be his next stops.
On November 1, he will campaign in Sattupalli and Yellandu, while election rallies in Nirmal, Balkonda and Dharampuri are scheduled for the following day.
He will also will address meetings in Mudhole, Armoor and Korutla constituencies.
KCR had launched the election campaign by addressing a public meeting in Husnabad assembly constituency on October 15.
Earlier, he distributed B-Forms to the BRS candidates at party headquarters Telangana Bhavan in Hyderabad and also released the party’s election manifesto.
The BRS chief also addressed the candidates, giving them directions and suggestions with regard to the campaign.
He addressed public meetings in Jangaon and Bhongir assembly segments on October 16.
The next day he addressed the public meetings at Siddipet and Sircilla.
He covered Jadcherla and Medchal constituencies on October 18.
In the third leg campaigning beginning on November 5, he will cover nine 13 constituencies.
On November 9, the last day of his first phase of campaigning, he will file nomination from Gajwel, the Assembly seat he won in 2018.
The same day he will file his papers in Kamareddy constituency.
This time he is contesting from two assembly seats.
In the first phase, KCR covered a total of 41 Assembly constituencies in 17 days.
Elections to the 119-member Assembly are scheduled on November 30.
BRS was the first to announce its candidates. It declared candidates for 115 out of 119 seats on August 21.
The party has so far distributed B-forms to 109 candidates.
The remaining 10 candidates are likely to receive the forms in the next couple of days, party sources said.
BRS, which is aiming for a third consecutive term in power, appears to be locked in a direct fight with the Congress.
BRS had formed the first government in Telangana in 2014 by winning 63 seats. It retained power in 2018 by bagging 88.
With the defections of a dozen MLAs from Congress and four MLAs from other parties, the BRS increased its tally to 104 seats in the 119-member Assembly.