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Lotus may lure more Congress leaders in Telangana

Express News Service

HYDERABAD:  It can be only a matter of time earlier than a number of different Congress leaders bid adieu to the first membership to the Grand Old Party and be a part of the saffron fold following in the footsteps of their senior colleagues. After the appointment of the TPCC new president, a number of different leaders from totally different factions inside the celebration are prone to leap ship, if the choice goes towards their needs.

It is clear that the celebration has deferred the choice over the appointment of the TPCC chief sensing doable defections forward of the Nagarjunasagar bypoll. The two Graduate MLC elections have additionally landed the celebration in a soup as many ticket aspirants have left the celebration. The Medchal District Congress Committee (DCC) president and former Quthbullapur MLA Kuna Srisailam Goud and TPCC spokesperson G Harshavardhan Reddy have resigned from the celebration. Srisailam Goud has switched his loyalty to BJP on the identical day as he resigned from the Congress.

Former Chevella MP Konda Vishweshwar Reddy had dropped hints on Twitter that he would possibly be a part of the BJP. In one occasion, he tweeted, “While I respect BJP on several issues and bills (definitely not all), …. if they are able to take stern steps against the scams and corruption in the State, the respect and support for BJP in the State will grow (sic).” 

Multiple Congress leaders together with former Ministers are stated to be in contact with the BJP leaders. Parigi MLA T Ram Mohan Reddy, Okay Laxma Reddy, Nerella Sharadha are among the many leaders who’re reportedly in contact with the BJP leaders.

In one other occasion, responding to a question, Vishweshwar Reddy tweeted, “BJP is strong. It does not need my help. But if Congress gets cosy with KCR-KTR, I will distance myself from Congress.”Speaking to Express, TPCC working president A Revanth Reddy, nonetheless, stated, “Before the 2019 AP Assembly elections, TDPchief N Chandrababu Naidu steered defections of YSRCP leaders into his party. But he failed to retain power. Similarly, in Telangana, BJP cannot come to power with a handful of leaders joining them.”

Palvai Harish Babu expelled from Congress
A day previous to Sirpur Assembly constituency in-charge Dr Palvai Harish Babu becoming a member of the saffron fold in the presence of BJP Telangana in-charge Tarun Chugh and celebration State president Bandi Sanjay Kumar, the Congress expelled him for “anti-party” actions. Harish contested from Sirpur Assembly constituency on a Congress ticket in the 2018 Assembly elections, albeit unsuccessfully. The TPCC disciplinary committee chairman M Kodanda Reddy informed Express that there are a number of complaints towards Harish Babu for his anti-party actions. “The party gave him an opportunity to contest in the 2018 elections. However, after losing the seat he has been violating party discipline,” Kodanda Reddy stated.

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