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KCR To Intensify Electioneering, Finalizes 50 Days Of Campai

TRS supremo and caretaker Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is gearing up to intensify the election campaign throughout the state.
Hyderabad | 8th October 2018
Following the announcement of the election schedule for Telangana by the Election Commission Of India, TRS supremo and caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is gearing up to intensify the election campaign throughout the state, and to see that the party's election manifesto is finalized and released as soon after Dassera as possible.

KCR has been having a series of discussions with his ministers and party senior leaders for the past 2-3 days in a bid to finalise the campaign strategy, select candidates for the remaining 14 Assembly constituencies for which candidates have not been yet announced, cajole the leaders dissatisfied at not having gotten party tickets, and decide the issues to be included in the election manifesto.

The party has already announced its candidates for 105 constituencies, and nominees for the remaining 14 are yet to be finalized. A clear picture on the candidates for these 14 constituencies is expected within the next 2-3 days according to indications.

The party chief is learnt to have decided to take up electioneering by holding meetings in each of the Assembly constituencies instead of only at the various district headquarters, as there is enough time for campaigning. KCR has decided to concentrate on the development activities and welfare programmes taken up by the TRS government during the past four years, and the schemes proposed to be launched in the next five years if the TRS is voted to power again.

KCR is stated to have finalized his 50-day electioneering plans, holding two meetings a day during this month (October) and three a day during November. He is learnt to have decided to campaign in the constituencies represented by ministers and senior leaders in the first phase, and thereafter in places represented by TRS MLAs in the recently dissolved Assembly. The TRS boss is enlisting the support of writers and artistes for the electioneering. CDs of songs are being prepared, and poet and singer Deshapathi Sreenivas is on the job.

Meanwhile the manifesto committee headed by party Secretary General K Keshava Rao has already held discussions with legislators and other leaders on the issues to be included in the manifesto. Rao is continuing the exercise, and all necessary efforts are being to finalise the manifesto within the next 10-15 days. KCR seems to be of the opinion that it is better for the party to release the manifesto only after the opposition parties have announced theirs.
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