TRS founder and current Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao will reportedly be chairing an executive committee meeting of the party at the Telangana Bhavan on February 7, at around 2 pm.
According to sources within the party, the TRS boss will be discussing various party-related matters, including membership renewal, appointment of committees to strengthen the party at the village-level all the way to the state-level, and the election of the next party president.
Many sources from within the party also suggest that it is very likely that some other major rejigs in the party's organisational structure will also be discussed at the meeting, paving the way for discussions on the anointment of IT and Industries Minister K T Rama Rao as the next CM.
(The meeting therefore assumes added significance as there has been much speculation about a possible change of guard by TRS ministers and other top party leaders - ever since the CM took a step back from public life following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, his son, minister K T Rama Rao, has been taking up most of the former's duties, leading to conjecture regarding KTR's appointment as the next CM.
After many TRS bigwigs made public statements hinting at the possible switch
, it does appear likely that the CM's son will soon replace him during the current term of the TRS government, which will end in December, 2023.)
Besides all this, KCR will also reportedly be discussing the plans for the TRS' annual plenary on April 27. Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the party is looking forward to marking the occasion on a grand note.
Further, the CM may discuss ways to ready his party for the various upcoming elections in the state - many say that he has been focusing on reviving the party as both the MLC elections in two of the state's graduates' constituencies and the by-election for Nagarjuna Sagar are around the corner.
Key committees will reportedly be appointed to work on this revival in villages, in districts and at the state-level, and their primary focus will probably be to disseminate information among the people of the state regarding the TRS government's many welfare programs.
TRS leaders and activists will also be asked to take on the Opposition's allegations of corruption against the party.
Apart from the executive committee members, the CM's cabinet, the party MPs, MLAs and MLCs, state-level corporation chairpersons, Zilla Parishad chairpersons, mayors, municipal chairpersons, district cooperative central bank chairpersons and district cooperative marketing society presidents will also be attending the meeting.
Perhaps the TRS is focusing on strengthening itself as it has reportedly been left worried by the BJP's recent surge in popularity
, especially following its performance in the last GHMC elections.
Left worried by the BJP's electoral gains in the state, the CM seems to be heavily invested in reinventing the image of his party. He has been announcing various welfare measures ahead of the graduates' constituencies' elections and the the Nagarjuna Sagar by-election - earlier this month, the government revealed that it had deposited a total of Rs 6,632.74 crore
into the accounts of the farmers between December 27 and January 7 "to support the farm sector" through the Rythu Bandhu scheme.
Further, the TRS leadership also recently announced that the CM would soon introduce an unemployment dole
as well as an EWS quota
in the state.