Ahead of election in the state, the Telangana’s ruling TRS suffered a setback as two of its senior leaders joined Congress party on Saturday.
The state is due to hold election by December 7.
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 New Delhi.
It need be mentioned that Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) had suspended Narsa Reddy for anti-party activities on Friday.
Similarly Ramulu Naik, a founder member of TRS, was also suspended from the party on similar grounds last week.
Srinivas had served as a minister in undivided Andhra Pradesh and also headed the Congress party’s state unit.
It was Congress General Secretary R.C. Khuntia who broke the news to the media persons.
He said 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 Narsa Reddy and Ramulu Naik alleged that there is no respect for leaders in TRS as KCR remains inaccessible to them. They alleged that the TRS government had benefited only KCR’s family.>