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TRS to strengthen organisation ahead of bypolls

india Updated: Mar 29, 2010 20:25 IST

TRS today decided to strengthen the party organisation in Telangana region ahead of the bypolls to the Assembly segments where its MLAs quit.

TRS President K Chandrasekhar Rao and other leaders would undertake 'Palle Nidra' (staying in villages during nights) and also fight for local issues like drinking water scarcity to strengthen the sub-regional party.

"People are facing tremendous hardships due to the scarcity of drinking water in the summer. Long hours of power cuts have made life difficult for students studying for examinations and also farmers. We will undertake agitations on these issues," senior TRS leader N Narasimha Reddy told reporters after a meeting of the party's polit bureau here.

All the 10 MLAs of TRS had quit their posts in protest against the terms of reference of the Srikrishna Committee, appointed by the Centre on the Telangana issue, in February last. The bypolls are to be held within six months as per law.

The by-election would be a litmus test for TRS as the it cannot afford to lose the Assembly seats once held by it. Meanwhile, TRS suspected the hand of "evil forces" behind the ongoing communal clashes in the old city of Hyderabad. "We have doubts that it could be the handiwork of those evil forces who want to portray the city as communally-sensitive ahead of the visit of Srikrishna Committee members to the state," Narasimha Reddy said.