TRS happy with Centre's move to take up delimitation of constituencies
Centre’s proposed move to take up delimitation of constituencies in Telangana has made the leadership of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) happy as the party feels that it could easily accommodate the leaders including the new entrants thanks to the increasing constituencies.
Hyderabad: Centre's proposed move to take up delimitation of constituencies in Telangana has made the leadership of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) happy as the party feels that it could easily accommodate the leaders including the new entrants thanks to the increasing constituencies.
The TRS has been demanding that the Centre take up delimitation of constituencies in Telangana. Chief Minister and TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao has always said that the party leaders would have more opportunities in future with delimitation of constituencies. He also assured the new entrants in the party to accommodate in the new constituencies after delimitation. However, the government of India did not concede to the request of the State government.
Some of the leaders, who joined the TRS anticipating a ticket, had to leave the party just before the Assembly elections in December last year. The Centre's latest move has certainly made the TRS leaders a happy lot because this would provide more opportunities for them in the coming elections.
A senior TRS leader said the BJP led government at the Centre should have taken up delimitation during its first tenure as this was one of the assurances made in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act. Not only Telangana but also the Andhra Pradesh was demanding delimitation, the TRS leader said accusing the BJP of deliberately delaying the process.
After delimitation, the constituencies in Telangana are likely to go up to 153 from the existing 119 constituencies. Two Assembly constituencies would be added to each Lok Sabha segment in Telangana. There are 17 Lok Sabha segments and delimitation would mean 34 new Assembly constituencies. Party sources said that the Centre was proposing to introduce a bill in winter session of Parliament.