Ruling TRS has set the highest membership target compared to all other parties. Bhanwar Lal said “Election Commission is not concerned with membership of the party, but goes by electoral performance.”
A couple of lakh adults will also be associated to other political parties like the MIM, CPI, CPM and others.
All political parties have launched their membership drive with the Opposition ambushing the ruling TRS and the latter trying to strengthen its base though elections are too far.
The TRS build an ambitious membership target among all political parties with 37.70 lakh. Mohd Ali Shabbir, TPCC vice-president said “We have launched a membership drive in November and so far 4.5 lakh members have been enrolled. Initially we set a target of 20 lakh and we have now revised it to 35 lakh”.
Mr Rao said “The response is very good.” TD floor leader E. Dayakar Rao said the party set a target of 10 lakh and over nine lakh members.