Setback For TDP In Telangana, Party Legislator Joins Ruling TRS

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Setback For TDP In Telangana, Party Legislator Joins Ruling TRS

Led by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, TRS scored a massive victory GHMC elections by winning 99 out of the 150 wards.


Hyderabad:  In a fresh setback to the Telegu Desam Party (TDP) in Telangana after the rout in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls, party legislator from Qutbullapur assembly, KP Vivekananda Goud, today joined the ruling Telangana Rashtriya Samiti (TRS).

"People are with TRS (as seen in GHMC election results). They want us to work for overall development (of Telangana). I worked in TRS earlier," Mr Goud, wearing a TRS 'Khanduva' (a cloth worn around the neck), said.

TRS led by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) has scored a massive victory in the Hyderabad civic elections by winning 99 out of the 150 wards.

Congress and TDP-BJP combined suffered humiliating defeat as they could win just two, one and four wards respectively.

With TDP President and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu shifting base to Vijayawada, there is a leadership vacuum for TDP in Telangana, Mr Goud claimed.

Mr Goud is the latest TDP legislator from Hyderabad city to switch loyalty to the TRS. Earlier, T Srinivas Yadav (who has been made a minister), Teegala Krishna Reddy, G Sayanna and M Kishan Reddy had crossed over to TRS.

Some Congress and YSR Congress legislators have also switched loyalty to the TRS after the KCR government assumed office in June 2014.

Disqualification petitions (of these legislators) filed by their parent parties have been pending with the Legislative Assembly Speaker S Madhusudanachary.

Condemning the TRS in admitting opposition legislators into its fold despite having majority in the Assembly, Telangana TDP president L Ramana demanded that the TRS leadership make such legislators seek re-election.

Telangana TDP's working president A Revant Reddy alleged that the opposition legislators have been threatened by the TRS government into joining its fold.


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