TRS MPs to meet Thursday to plan strategy for Par session

Amid ongoing speculation on who would be TRS' leader in Lok Sabha, the party members in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha would meet Thursday to chalk out the party's strategy for the parliament session beginning June 17.

"The TRS Parliamentary Party meeting will be held at Pragati Bhavan on Thursday afternoon at 2 PM. Chief Minister KCR will discuss with TRS MPs on the strategy to be implemented during the forthcoming parliament sessions from 17th of this month," an official release said Wednesday.

All Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members have been invited to the meeting, it said.

TRS has won nine of the 17 seats in Telangana in the recent Lok Sabha election. It has six members in Rajya Sabha.

Speculation has been rife over who would lead the TRS in Lok Sabha.

TRS leader in Lok Sabha in the previous Lok Sabha A P Jitender Reddy had quit the party after being denied ticket in the general elections. He joined the BJP.

His deputy B Vinod Kumar was defeated in the Lok Sabha election.

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's daughter K Kavitha lost from Nizamabad, from where she was seeking re-election.

This has fuelled speculation about who would be the party's leader in the lower House of parliament.

Some claim that the party's re-elected members, including K Prabhakar Reddy and Pasunuri Dayakar, lack adequate legislative experience and communication skills.

TRS Lok Sabha member from Khammam Nama Nageswara Rao had the experience of functioning as TDP's leader in Lok Sabha from 2009 to 2014. He joined the TRS just ahead of recent Lok Sabha polls.

Some argue that giving Nageswara Rao the crucial post might send wrong signals to the party activists.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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