TRS can win polls on its own strength: Prakash

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Hyderabad, Apr 9 (UNI) AMID reports that the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) might have electoral ties with the main opposition Telugu Desam Party to defeat the ruling Congress, the party today maintained that it was capable of winning elections on its own.

Talking to reporters here, party Spokesman Prakash made it clear that the party had not received any proposal from any party in this regard.

Replying to a volley of questions on electoral alliances, he said the party was of the view that there was no need for any alliance. If any proposal was received from other parties, the TRS would consider them in the best interests of the party and for achieving statehood for Telangana, he added.

Mr Prakash made it clear that the party would only field those members who had vacated their seats in the Lok Sabha and the State Assembly in the byelections.

Briefing about the Executive Committee meeting held earlier in the day, he said the party would hold a public meeting at the Parade Grounds on April 27, the party formation day. Party President K Chandrasekar Rao would lead the partymen in performing ''shramdhan'' on April 16 and 17 for mobilising funds for the mega party programme.

Expressing solidarity with the doctors on hunger strike, demanding central pay scales, the party demanded enhancement of unit cost of weaker section housing programme INDIRAMMA from Rs 45,000 to Rs one lakh in rural areas and Rs 1.50 lakh in urban areas.

The Executive Committee adopted two resolutions, demanding provision of compensation immediately to farmers affected by the recent unseasonal rains and doing away with discrimination in the minimum support price for sugarcane grown in coastal Andhra and Telangana.


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