Hyderabad: Telangana NRIs are campaigning vigorously for TRS Lok Sabha candidates across the State while TRS NRI wing members are coordinating with NRI volunteers from about 40 countries across the world and party leaders to conduct poll campaign in rural parts of the State.
Speaking to the media at Telangana Bhavan on Saturday, TRS NRI wing coordinator Mahesh Bigala said the TRS NRI members campaigned during the Assembly elections both physically and on social media.
“We are contacting our NRI members in various countries, including the Gulf, and requesting them to speak to their family members in the State to vote for the TRS,” he added. He said the Telangana government made most of the Amnesty offered by the Gulf countries and brought back about 550 NRIs home safely.
TRS NRI members have also been conducting a telephone campaign by calling up their relatives and friends in the State to explain about effective changes brought by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao in their favour. He predicted that the TRS would win 16 MP seats in the State and play a vital role in the national politics, along with other regional parties. He said Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao himself promised to resolve the issue after the elections.
On the occasion, Mahesh Bigala accused the BJP-led Central government of not responding to the repeated pleas and representations by Nizamabad MP K Kavitha for establishing a Turmeric Board in the constituency. He said the Chief Minister, as well as Kavitha, understood the plight of farmers who filed over 170 nominations in Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency.
TRS NRI-UK unit president Ashok Dusari, Venkateshwarlu from Malaysia, Abhilash from Qatar, Rajesh from the US and Rakesh from the Maldives are some of the TRS NRI members who have been campaigning on behalf of the TRS candidates.