Nagam Janardhan Reddy Joins Congress Before Rahul Gandhi
The Telangana BJP senior leader joined the Congress today in the presence of AICC chief Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi, as did some other leaders.
Hyderabad | 25th April 2018
Telangana BJP senior leader Nagam Janardhan Reddy joined the Congress today in the presence of AICC chief Rahul Gandhi at the AICC office in New Delhi.
Balladeer Gaddar's son Surya Kiran, and another BJP leader and businessman Adi Srinivas also joined the Congress in the same event.
Speaking on the occasion, Reddy said that as the BJP had become a friendly party to the ruling TRS in Telangana, he was constrained to quit the party and join the Congress.
"I will strive to bring the Congress back to the power. Nobody opposed my entry into the Congress. Rahul Gandhi made it clear that he would extend full cooperation to me when I sought the high command's support to move into the party. I will launch movements against the rampant corruption in the irrigation projects in Telangana," he said.
Surya Kiran said that he had his father's blessings to join the Congress. He said that he liked Rahul Gandhi's "Save The Constitution" slogan and that made him join the party. He said that he was not a Maoist, and that he had strong faith in democracy. He said that he was ready to contest from anywhere that the party wanted him to contest from.
Adi Srinivas said that the Congress was the only alternative to the TRS in the state, since the BJP was not organizing movements against the state government on public issues. "I returned to my own party. I will contest from the Vemulavada constituency if the high command gives me a ticket," he said. An important part of his fight was Vemulawada MLA Chennamaneni Ramesh's dual citizenship, he said.
Meanwhile, TPCC official spokesperson Krishank gave an ultimatum to the party that he would contest from the Cantonment constituency at any cost irrespective of who joined the party.
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