2 Senior TRS leaders join Congress


New Delhi/Hyderabad, Oct 27: In a major setback to Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) ahead of the assembly elections, two of its senior leaders joined Congress party on Saturday.

Telangana State Road Development Corporation (TSRDC) Chairman T. Narsa Reddy and Member of Telangana Legislative Council S. Ramulu Naik joined the Congress in the presence of party president Rahul Gandhi in the national capital.

Narsa Reddy and Ramulu Naik were recently suspended by the TRS over anti-party activities.

Menahwile, TRS leader and Rajya Sabha member D. Srinivas also met the Congress President and expressed his desire to return to the party.

Srinivas, who was in Congress since 1969, had switched to TRS in 2015. He was a minister in undivided Andhra Pradesh and also served as  the Congress party’s state unit chief.

Congress General Secretary R.C. Khuntia, who is in-charge of party affairs in Telangana, told media that Narsa Reddy and Ramulu Naik joining the party would further bolster the party’s prospects.

As Narsa Reddy hails from Gajwel, a constituency represented by Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao, Khuntia hoped it would help the Congress defeat the TRS chief on his home turf.

Both Reddy and Naik alleged that there is no respect for leaders in TRS as KCR remains inaccessible to them and alleged that the state government had benefited only KCR’s family.


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