Leaders from Maharashtra are flocking to join the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), a political party that has gained national attention for its focus on farmers’ development and minority rights. In addition to politicians from all over the country, leaders of Farmers’ Unions and members of the Muslim minority community have expressed their desire to join the party. The Minority communities in particular are advocating for the implementation of the Telangana minority development model, which has been successful in Telangana, across the country, including in Maharashtra.
On Saturday, leaders of the Maharashtra Farmers’ Association officially joined the BRS party, which further increased the party’s national profile. On Sunday, prominent Maharashtra Muslim minority leader Syed Abdul Qadir Maulana joined the party in the presence of BRS National President and Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao at Pragati Bhavan. KCR invited Maulana to join the party by offering him a Pink scarf.
Maulana is a well-known figure in Maharashtra politics and currently serves as Vice President of the NCP Party. He contested as an MLA candidate from NCP from Aurangabad Central Constituency in Maharashtra during the 2019 Assembly Elections. Previously, he served as NCP National Party Vice President and Maharashtra NCP Party Minority cell State President. He is also a member of NCP Maharashtra Core Committee. Maulana’s decision to join the BRS party will have significant political implications in Maharashtra, as he is known to have a strong influence in the Aurangabad area.