BRS leader, followers from Sircilla join BJP
Deccan Chronicle.| DC Correspondent
A number of senior BRS leaders including PACS chairman Chakradhar Reddy, former CES director Kokku Devender Yadav from Sircilla joining BJP in presence of it's president and MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar in Hyderabad on Thursday.Picture by P.Surendra
HYDERABAD: At least 500 Bharat Rashtra Samithi leaders and workers from the Sircilla constituency, which is represented by BRS working president and minister K.T. Rama Rao, joined the BJP on Thursday, ahead of the Assembly elections scheduled for the end of the year.
Admitting the BRS leaders into the party, the BJP stated that it was an indication of rising discontent with the BRS government and the family rule of Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao.
BJP state president Bandi Sanjay admitted the BRS leaders, led by former single window chairman Chakradhar Reddy, into the party. BJP national executive member and former MP G. Vivek Venkatswamy, speaking to reporters later, said they were "just some of those from the BRS across the state who were vexed with the autocratic, corrupt family rule."
"It is not just those in the BRS, but people in Telangana are fed up with BRS and its leaders. In Sircilla, KTR made many promises but did not keep them, just as the BRS has not done in the state. And today at a press meet, KTR exhibited his frustration. People want to teach the BRS leaders a lesson by defeating them in the elections," he said.
He claimed that Rama Rao, who never stood up when other BRS leaders were under investigation by the Central agencies, had jumped into the fray to defend his sister who had received ED summons. "Why should corruption charges not be probed? Why did the Chief Minister issue orders stopping the CBI from coming to Telangana," he asked.