Telangana CM KCR announces that he will do ‘coolie’ work to raise funds for party plenary

The TRS chief declared that April 14 to April 20 will be ‘Gulabi (pink) coolie days’.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, his cabinet colleagues, other lawmakers and all leaders of TRS party will work as coolies to raise money to attend party’s plenary and formation day public meeting scheduled be held later this month.
KCR announced that he too will work as a coolie for two days. All ministers, MPs, state legislators, leaders and workers of the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) will also work as labourers to earn the money to bear their respective cost for attending the meet.
The TRS chief declared that April 14 to April 20 will be ‘Gulabi (pink) coolie days’. He urged every party worker to work for at least two days to earn the money to meet transportation and other costs.
The TRS will hold its plenary at Kompally near Hyderabad on April 21 while a massive public meeting is planned at Warangal on April 27 to mark the party’s formation day.
KCR said TRS had 51 lakh members when the government was formed in 2014 and the number had now gone up to over 75 lakh. The party is expected to get Rs 25 crore as membership fee.
Party’s plenary will elect the president. Senior leader and Home Minister N. Narasimha Reddy will act as presiding officer.
“You will see the election result,” was how KCR reacted when asked about the speculations that his son and cabinet minister KT Rama Rao will take over as the party chief.
On Wednesday, KCR also announced that the state government would follow Tamil Nadu model in implementing reservations for the state’s Schedule Caste, Schedule Tribe and Backward Class population.
In a cabinet meeting at Pragati Bhavan, KCR accepted the report prepared by State Backward Classes Commission on the socio-economic conditions of Muslims and report by another panel to increase quota for tribal population.
He also announced that the hike in reservation for minorities would be done like it was done by Tamil Nadu and if the Centre does not respond positively, he will move apex court.
“Nearly 90% of Telangana’s population belongs to SC, ST and OBC categories. Tamil Nadu government increased the reservation according to their population. The Parliament accepted their proposal. Telangana too will do the same,” KCR said.Read: KCR to hike minority quota, says Telangana will follow TN model for reservation

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