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Two Telangana Congress MPs leave Congress to join TRS

May 30, 2013
Hyderabad

In tune with the announcement made by the Peddapalli MP G Vivekanand and Manda Jagannadham of Nagarkurnool along with the former CWC member K Keshava Rao announced their decision of sailing with TRS. They announced that they will join TRS at a public meeting to be held on June 2.

The former CWC member speaking to media after meeting the TRS president K Chandrasekhara Rao and other leaders said that the Congress party high command has failed to respond the dead line set before it and as there is no other opinion but to join the TRS for the achievement of separate statehood of Telangana.

No efforts were made for retaining them

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It is said that no efforts were made by the Congress leadership both at the Centre or at the State level to retain these MPs from Telangana who decided to sail with TRS. The only attempt made by Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy's supporter and Medchal MLA K Laxma Reddy visited the residence of Dr.Vivekanand to appeal to him not to quit.

Mass migrations to TRS prevented?

Some of the Congress leaders say that the central leadership had in one way or managed to prevent mass migration of MPs to the TRS. Initially nearly 12 MPs were very sensitive of T-issue but gradually came down to seven after Balaram Naik and Sarvey Satyanarayana were made Union Ministers, two hardcore statehood protagonists - Madhu Yakshi and Ponnam Prabhakar made it clear that they would stay back in the Congress.

Kadiam Srihari blocks the road to Rajaiah?

It is clear that the senior former TDP leader Kadiam Srihari who joined the TRS a fortnight ago had blocked the roads of Rajaiah in the back drop of his announcement setting a deadline to Congress party but failed to join TRS. Sources said had the TRS gives a firm commitment for Warangal Lok Sabha seat to Rajaiah, he would have joined the party. But K Chandrasekhara Rao could not do so as it was already promised to Kadiam Srihari. TRS appeared to be keen on utilizing the services of Srihari in the Parliament as he was articulate and had vast political experience. Though TRS offered Manakondur (SC) Assembly seat in Karimnagar to Rajaiah but he was firm on Warangal Lok Sabha seat said sources.

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