KCR inaugurates Bharat Rashtra Samithi’s first office in Maharashtra at Nagpur

Nagpur: Tlangana Chief Minister and Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) president K Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday inaugurated his party’s office in Nagpur, its first in Maharashtra, as part of his ambitious plan to increase the organisation’s footprint outside his home state.

Rao, popularly known as ‘KCR’, was accorded a warm welcome by the workers of his party on his arrival at the Nagpur airport around 3.45 pm. After that, he went to the BRS office located near Sai temple on Wardha Road and inaugurated it in the presence of his party workers.

He is scheduled to address his party cadres at the Suresh Bhat auditorium in the city. In December last year, the KCR-led party had changed its name from Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) to Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) to underline its intention of becoming a pan-India party.

Last month, Rao announced a month-long programme to expand the BRS party’s network in over 45,000 villages in urban civic bodies in Maharashtra. Accordingly, on May 22, the BRS began its drive to form party committees in the state as part of its exercise to go beyond the confines of its traditional stronghold Telangana.

KCR recently held rallies in parts of Maharashtra, mostly in Nanded, where he slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre and the one in Maharashtra led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde for neglecting farmers and the downtrodden.