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Congress loses another MLA to TRS

March 14, 2019
Hyderabad:  There seems no end to the setbacks for main opposition Congress in Telangana as yet another party legislator on Thursday decided to switch loyalty to the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS).

K. Upender Reddy, who represents the Paleru Assembly constituency in Khammam district, called on TRS Working President K.T. Rama Rao and expressed his desire to join the ruling party.

Upender Reddy is likely to make a formal announcement in a day or two.

The development came a day after senior Congress leader and former Home Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy called on TRS President and Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao.

Sabitha, an MLA, is understood to have decided to switch the loyalty to the TRS along with her son Karthik Reddy.

Four Congress legislators have defected to the TRS this month. If Sabitha and Upender Reddy go ahead with their plans, the opposition party’s tally in the 119-member Assembly may come down to 13.

IANS