Four TDP RS MPs likely to quit party

Four TDP RS MPs likely to quit party

Agency News

New Delhi, June 20: Four TDP members in Rajya Sabha including former minister Y S Chowdary are likely to quit the party and seek separate seats in the Upper House.

Sources said here on Thursday that other members are C M Ramesh, Garikapati Mohan Rao and T G Venkatesh would be writing to the Rajya Sabha chairman and Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu to recognise 'split' in the party in the House of elders and allot them separate seats.

Chowdary was MoS Science and Technology under Prime Minister Narendra Modi from November 2014 to March 2018.

Chowdary, Ramesh and Venkatesh are members in the Rajya Sabha from Andhra Pradesh while Rao is a member from Telangana. Sources said BJP leaders from the state were in touch with these leaders for last fortnight.

Chowdary along with the then Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju had quit the Modi government in March 2018 when N Chandrababu Naidu led TDP decided to break the alliance from NDA.