Senior Cong leader, MLA and former minister set to join TRS

Senior Cong leader, MLA and former minister set to join TRS

Agency News

Hyderabad, Mar 14: Giving credence to days of hectic speculation, senior Congress leader and former minister Sabitha Indra Reddy is set to join the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti(TRS).

Ms.Sabitha who was elected from Maheshwaram constituency in the Assembly elections held in December last met Chief Minister K.Chandrasekhar Rao along with her son P.Karthik Reddy at Pragathi Bhavan,Rao's camp office here on Wednesday.

Mr.Reddy later told waiting reporters that "we had put forth our view points to Mr.Rao”, adding that “we will join the TRS during the party's public meeting in Chevella Lok Sabha constituency on March 16".

The meeting between Mr.Rao and Ms.Sabitha along with her son lasted for two hours. A couple of days ago,she had met TRS working President K.Taraka Rama Rao and TRS MP K.Kavitha in the presence of Majlis-e-Ittehadul-Muslimeen President Asaduddin Owaisi.

Ms.Sabitha,according to reports,is keen on her son Karthik Reddy's future and is desperate to settle him in politics. Mr.Reddy had contested from the Chevella Lok sabha constituency in 2014 on a Congress ticket but lost to the TRS candidate.

After the news of Ms.Sabitha's decision to leave the party broke out senior party leaders including TPCC working president A.Revanth Reddy conferred with her and asked her not to leave the party but to no avail.

The latest developments are seen as a jolt to the Congress ahead of the next month's Lok Sabha elections.UNI