In a major setback to the ruling TRS in Telangana, party MLC from Nizamabad Bhupathi Reddy joined the Congress in the presence of party president Rahul Gandhi on Friday. Bhupathi Reddy, who has a stronghold over Nizamabad, is a staunch follower of former minister and Rajya Sabha member D Srinivas.
Tollywood producer Bandla Ganesh and few other Congress leaders and supporters of Bhupathi Reddy were welcomed into the party fold by Rahul Gandhi in Delhi.
It is learnt that the TRS leaders are unhappy with Bhupathi Reddy and also collectively submitted a memorandum to the TRS chief .
Since then Bhupathi Reddy has been making statements against the TRS leadership and the local leaders about the allegations being made against him. He also challenged that he would defeat TRS candidate for Nizamabad Rural Assembly constituency Bajireddy.
Meanwhile, D Srinivas who has also been facing similar treatment from the local TRS leaders, has been seriously mulling to rejoin the Congress. It is learnt that TRS leaders are unhappy with Srinivas who had recently joined the TRS in the presence of CM KCR. On Thursday, Srinivas met TPCC Chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy about his joining in the Congress. In another few days, Srinivas too is expected to come back to the Congress fold.