Veteran Congress leader and former union minister Sarvey Sathyanarayana has decided to quit his party and join its rival the BJP.
He said that he was joining the saffron party with the blessings of his leader and AICC president Sonia Gandhi.
He said that the Congress had been destroyed in the state due to the presence of several leaders in the party operating covertly against its interests, and that the state leadership was also responsible for the destruction.
He also said that things had reached a level that CM K Chandrashekar Rao had decided the Congress candidate for the Dubbaka by-election.
He claimed that the BJP was the only alternative to the TRS in the state.
Meanwhile, TV anchor Kathi Karthika also said that she was planning to join the BJP.
She said that she would take a final decision on the issue after holding discussions with her friends and family members.
She made this revelation after meeting union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy.
Taking to her Facebook page, she said that she had called on the minister out of courtesy. Karthika contested for the Dubbaka Assembly constituency seat in the by-election recently on behalf of the All-India Forward Bloc. She attracted eyeballs with her fiery speeches and allegations against the TRS, but secured only 630 votes in the by-election (the winner had 62,000+ votes).
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