Mynampally quits BRS, eyes Cong.

Update: 2023-09-22 21:41 GMT
Mynampally Hanumantha Rao. (Twitter)

 Hyderabad: Malkajgiri MLA Mynam-pally Hanumantha Rao, angry with the BRS for denying his son a poll nomination, on Friday announced his resignation from the party. He released a one-minute-long video in which he said his decision was as per the wishes of the people of his constituency, his supporters and well-wishers.

He added that he would make an announcement "within no time" on which party he would be joining. Sources revealed that Hanumantha Rao was in touch with the Congress.

It is learnt that Chief Minster K. Chandrashekar Rao would announce Marri Rajashekar Reddy, son-in-law of minister Ch Malla Reddy, as the BRS candidate for Malkajgiri. Rajashekar Reddy lost the Malkajgiri Lok Sabha seat in 2019 to Congress candidate A. Revanth Reddy by 10,919 votes.

Hanumantha Rao was angry with the BRS leadership for denying a ticket to his son Mynampally Rohith to contest the Assembly polls from Medak. He had held finance minister T. Harish Rao responsible for Rohith not getting the ticket and accused him of indulging in corruption and amassing huge wealth. He even threatened to contest the Siddipet seat and defeat Harish Rao.

Hanumantha Rao made his statements when he was in Tirumala, hours before Chandrashekar Rao released the list of 115 party candidates. Despite the attack, Hanumantha Rao's name figured in the list.

BRS working president and IT minister K.T. Rama Rao strongly condemned Hanumantha Rao’s criticism against Harish Rao. Later, several BRS leaders came in support of the senior leader. It was widely speculated that the party leadership would dismiss Hanumantha Rao on this issue. But no action was ever initiated against him.

Hanumantha Rao held a meeting with his supporters on August 26 and said that he would announce his future course of action within a week. But he remained silent for nearly a month.

He announced his decision to resign all of a sudden on Friday. It is learnt that Hanumantha Rao was lobbying for a Congress ticket to his son Rohith from Medak and was awaiting a response from the party high command. The Congress leadership is currently discussing the party's list of candidates in Delhi.


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