Giving a rude shock to TRS chief and Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao in the middle of assembly elections, party’s MP Konda Vesweshwar Reddy resigned from the party. He had sent his resignation letters, resigningfrom the state’s ruling party as well as his Lok Sabha membership.
In a three-page hard hitting letter to the party supremo and KCR, he said “Regretfully, based on multiple incidences, I began to feel (especially in the last two years), that we as a party were becoming more and more distant, from the very people, whom we had once represented extremely well. We as a government were becoming inaccessible to the people.”
Reddy, the richest MP in the newly created state with assets worth Rs 528 crore has been keeping away from party activities since some time, as he was disturbed KCR’s style of functioning since last two years.
Since, Congress state working president A Revanth Reddy revealed last week two TRS MPs are ready to quit the party, speculations are spreading over his resignation. Sensing his mood, KCR’s son and IT minister K T Rama Rao tried to persuade him. But he remained non-committal. He is expected to join Congress.
Last week, indicting his decision to leave the party, he said that TRS is weak in Ranga Reddy district, in almost all constituencies. Now, Revanth Reddy said that not two, but three TRS MPs are ready to quit and the remaining two may come out soon.
Reddy further said in his resignation letter, “The party has inducted people who were against Telangana and our ideology into the Cabinet and given them more power and prominence. I feel people who were fighting for Telangana and share a common ideology, including me, are no longer needed in the party.”