New Delhi, October 31, 2017: In a major setback to TDP in Telangana, Revanth Reddy today officially joined Congress along with 40 other TDP members in the presence of Congress Vice-President, Rahul Gandhi. This is seen as a morale boost for Congress in Telangana as, Congress is the only opposition party. Revanth Reddy is a firebrand leader and has strongly opposed and gave jitters to the ruling party TRS in the past.
Also with Revanth Reddy, 40 other leaders like former MLA and party general secretary, Narender Reddy, and Boda Janardhan, Dhanasari Anasuya alias Seethakka, Dommati Sambaiah, Satyanarayana Rao, M Satyam, Rajaram Yadav, Vem Narender Reddy, Arikela Narsa Reddy among others joined Congress.
Speaking to the media, Revanth Reddy said, "Congress has played a vital role in Telangana formation despite knowing that it will have to lose out in Andhra Pradesh. But, KCR has got the credit for it. This lead to family politics, where every key position in the government is now held by the Chief Minister's family members. I am confident that there would soon be a change of leadership in the state after the 2019 general election".
After Revanth Reddy's inclusion, the Congress Party has really gained some positive momentum. Do you think that the Congress will step forward from here to eventually conquer the 2019 general election? Let us know in the comments section below!
Revanth Reddy was recently involved in cash-for-vote case and appeared before an Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) court. Telangana ACB, summoned Revanth Reddy, Bishop Sebastian and Rudra Simha under Prevention of Corruption Act and other penal codes.
The former Telangana TDP MLA A Revanth Reddy and two others were arrested and released from Cherlapally jail after bailed was granted by Hyderabad High Court. Revanth Reddy was at the receiving side of a sting operation by ACB, who was seen as paying an alleged bribe to a nominated MLA, Elvis Stephenson. The bribe was to support the TDP MLC nominee Vem Narendar Reddy.
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