Hyderabad: TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao has virtually set aside the third phase of Telangana movement to focus on his yet to launch Telugu news daily – “Namaste Telangana”.
In view of marathon meetings with the staff and administration of the newspaper since fortnight, KCR could not conduct any meeting with the party leaders to discuss about the next phase of Telangana movement, a senior TRS leader who did not want to be named told TOI.
The leader said KCR was busy holding meetings with the newspaper staff and inquired about the developments taking place with regard to logistic support and infrastructure facilities provided for the newspaper. KCR was visiting the head office of the newspaper located at Banajara Hills and meeting the staff regularly. Namaste Telangana would be simultaneously published from six places, Hyderabad, Nalgonda, Khammam, Karimnagar, Nizamabad and Medak. Later it is proposed to start another edition from Mahbubnagar as well.
KCR wants to launch the T movement only after the daily was launched as that would help him better in not only getting publicity but also in building the tempo and ensuring popularity for the newspaper. Due to his preoccupation with the newspaper launch arrangements, he had even decided to postpone the JAC meetings to finalise the action plan for T movement. TOI