After lying low in the party's affairs since the TRS wrested power in the state, former minister Danam Nagender today tendered his resignation from the primary membership of the Congress.
He sent his letter to AICC president Rahul Gandhi and Telangana Congress chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy.
Speaking to the media today, Nagendar said that he would reveal the reasons that forced him to quit the party on Saturday. His letter to the bosses however claimed that the party honchos had lost touch with the cadre, and were neglecting the BCs.
He said that he would discuss with his followers today and take a final decision on his future course of action. But the rumour mill has it that Danam will be joining the ruling TRS.
Nagendar's decision came suddenly even if not as a surprise. It is said that he had been striving all these days for a working president post, and reportedly took the decision to quit the party after receiving a negative response to that from the high command.
It is said that Nagendar's main grouse was that the Greater Hyderabad Congress Committee president post was handed over to former MP Anjan Kumar Yadav without his being kept in the loop though he was the previous president of the GHCC.
Rumours were rife at a point in tim in the past that Nagendar would leave the party. He had attended the Governor's dinner on the occasion of Republic Day though the party had boycotted it. When asked about it at that time, Nagendar said that he had attended the dinner as he had good personal relations with the Governor, and stoutly denied rumours of leaving the Congress, but people took it with more than a pinch of salt.
Nagender was elected as an MLA from the Asifnagar Assembly constituency in 1994, 1999 and 2004. In 2009 he won from Khairatabad Assembly constituency and worked as the health & medical minister in the Y S Rajasekhar Reddy regime.