Karimnagar: As anticipated, the already frail Telugu Desam (TD) received a major blow in Telangana with its state president L. Ramana quitting his post on Friday. This could mark the beginning of the end of the TD’s remnants in the state formed seven years ago.
Ramana sent in his formal resignation to TD president Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Friday. Ramana also announced that he would be joining the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) on Sunday at Pragathi Bhavan in presence of TRS supremo and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao.
In view of changing political equations in Telangana, it had been speculated since long that Ramana will be quitting as TD TS chief and joining the ruling party. It took a concrete shape when Ramana, accompanied by panchayat raj minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao, met Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday and held discussions for more than an hour.
“KCR invited me into the party and asked me to take a wise decision, so that I could serve the people better. After discussing the matter not only with TD workers, but also local leaders, I have decided to join the TRS party on July 11 at Pragathi Bhavan in the presence of the Chief Minister,” Ramana announced.
He thanked Chandrababu Naidu for helping him during his political journey for the past 30 years. It is learnt Chandrasekhar Rao has assured Ramana an MLC post after he joins TRS.