Hyderabad, October 5
It’s official now. With a unanimous resolution, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has been renamed Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) as it aims to become a national party.
A call on this was taken at the General Body meeting of the party at Telangana Bhawan in Hyderabad today. The decision was announced in the presence of special invitees, including former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, by TRS chief and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR).
He released a letter that has been sent to the Election Commission of India (ECI) informing it of the development. It was earlier decided that this announcement of name change and character of the party would be made on the occasion of Dusshera at 1:19 pm, the time considered auspicious for this new beginning.
Several political leaders from Karnataka, West Bengal and other states were invited as special guests and are expected to extend support to BRS, aiming at forming an anti-BJP front at the national level.