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TS-TDP MLA Revanth Reddy Resigns, What’s Next?

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HYDERABAD: Putting an end to speculations, TDP working president in Telangana and MLA from Kodangal Assembly constituency, Mr. Revanth Reddy resigned from the primary membership of Telugu Desam Party on Saturday.

The dynamic leader, hailing from Mahbubnagar district is presently in plans to join Congress party and his decision to resign was a much-anticipated one, post his meeting with Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi. Mr. Reddy gave his resignation letter to Telugu Desam Party's national president Nara Chandra Babu Naidu in Amaravati.

According to sources, the TDP Chief met all the Telangana legislators in Hyderabad but the meeting was inconclusive. Further, Mr. Naidu called on the T-TDP leaders to meet him in Amaravati on Saturday to come to a conclusion over Revanth Reddy and his alleged meetings with Congress leaders.

Following Revanth Reddy's open meetings with Congress leaders and his public comments on Payyavula, T-TDP leaders have been long calling for Revanth's expulsion from the party. However, the decision was delayed due to unavailability of Chandra Babu Naidu in the state. But, Revanth Reddy shocked everyone even before Mr. Babu decided on the level of punishment.

There are rumors that Revanth Reddy was very unhappy with Telangana TDP leaders, for trying to forge an alliance with TRS for the 2019 general election. It is believed that Revanth Reddy's opposition to TRS is due to the personal enmity he had formed within, after the 'Note for vote case', which made him stay in prison. Revanth Reddy is more happy to leave the position of 'Working President' than forming an alliance with a party, which has been crucial in sending him to jail. So, as it unravels, Revanth Reddy will be working with the opposition Congress party in the future for the 2019 general election.

Not only this, Revanth Reddy has also formed a concrete roadmap for his entry into Congress Party. The young leader is expected to join hands with Congress in the presence of Rahul Gandhi when he visits Telangana next month. In the meantime, Revanth may resign from Kodangal constituency which he won on TDP's ticket. Thus, making it clear that he doesn't want to be criticized of defecting to another party.

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