Against the backdrop of several senior leaders attacking party chief K Chandrasekhar Rao for the debacle in the recent elections, the TRS on Wednesday began a constituency-wise analysis of poll results.
The review meetings began after Rao garlanded the statue of 'Telangana Talli' (Telangana mother) in the premises of the Telangana Bhavan, the TRS headquarters.
Some rebel leaders have been hitting out at Rao for his "unilateral" style of functioning and the "growing influence" of his family members in party affairs. Rao was attacked also for remaining "inaccessible" to partymen after the poll debacle.
Dissatisfied over the failure of TRS to achieve separate statehood for Telangana, party MLC K Dileep Kumar had yesterday announced plans to launch an "apolitical" body to fight for the cause on June 18.
Party's Mahabubnagar district president Y Srinivasa Reddy had demanded that Rao step down as party president in the larger interests of Telangana. Another leader, R Umadevi, said the family members of TRS president should introspect over their role in the failure of the party at the hustings.
Senior leader Jagadeeshwar Reddy, however, sought to defend Rao today, saying, "It's he who took the Telangana movement from the 'gully' to Delhi."
The TRS has managed to win only two Lok Sabha seats and 10 assembly constituencies in the recent elections. The party had five MPs and 23 MLAs earlier.