The ruling TRS appears to have intensified the process of the merger of the Telangana Congress Legislature Party into it.
The TRS needs three more Congress MLAs to effect the merger of the CLP into itself.
Adding credence to the speculation, the defecting MLAs of the Congress Rega Kantha Rao, Haripriya Naik and Chirumarti Lingaiah spoke to media on the issue on the Assembly premises, and said that the merger of the CLP into the TRS was going to happen at any time now, most likely in the next three to four days.
They said that they were holding discussions on the issue with legal experts.
They also said that only three MLAs would be left in the Congress after the merger.
The MLAs said that they had come to the Assembly to collect the B-forms of the local body elections.
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