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Several political leaders, bureaucrats from Andhra to join KCR party today

Hyderabad: Few political leaders and former bureaucrats from neighboring Andhra Pradesh are to join Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), formerly known as Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) here on Monday, according to party sources here.
In order to extend the party’s footprint across the country in December last year, BRS President and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao inaugurated the national party office in Delhi to focus on holding public meetings in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.
While BRS is planning to contest elections in these states, the parties in all likelihood, their first stop will be in AP where it will organize a rally on or before Sankrant festival this month.
BRS is set to witness its first joining of leaders from outside Telangana, with a few political leader and former bureaucrats from neighboring Andhra Pradesh likely to wear pink scarves in the presence of Party Supremo and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao tomorrow.
Chintala Parthasarathi, a former IRS officer, who contested as the Lok Sabha candidate from Anakapalle constituency on Jana Sena Party (JSP) ticket in the 2019 elections, Thota Chandrasekhar, former IAS officer, who contested the 2019 Assembly elections from Guntur West on JSP ticket and former Minister Ravela Kishore Babu, also former IRS officer, who served as the SC and ST Welfare Minister in Andhra Pradesh from 2014 to 2018 during the Telugu Desam party (TDP)regime and former Praja Rajyam Party leader TJ Prakash from Anantapur district, hailing from a prominent business family, are likely to join the BRS.
Kishore Babu joined the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and served as AP State vice-president from 2020 to 2022.
Thota Chandrasekhar may be appointed as the BRS AP President, the party sources said.
Welcoming former Minister and former bureaucrats’ decision to join the BRS, AP Youth and Students Joint Action Committee president Rayapati Jagadish in a statement on Sunday said it was a good sign and their decision to join the BRS would pave way for development of Andhra Pradesh
It may be noted here that several leaders from Krishna and Guntur districts of Andhra Pradesh had recently called on BRS Supremo and expressed their interest in joining the party. (UNI)

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