TRS Number Rises To 89 As Operation Akarsh Restarts
The TRS, which won 88 seats in the recent Telangana elections, is already seeing its strength rise again with a defection into the party.
Hyderabad | 12th December 2018
The TRS secured a whopping majority in the Telangana Assembly by winning 88 of the 119 seats in the just concluded Telangana elections. But as is its wont, the party is not content.
According to reports, the strength of the TRS is poised to further increase as some MLAs are likely to defect to the party. Korukanti Chander, who won the Ramagundam seat as a nominee of the All-India Forward Bloc, today announced his support to the TRS. With this, the strength of the TRS has risen to 89.
Chander was denied the TRS ticket for the elections, and contested on the AIFB ticket and defeated the official TRS candidate Somarapu Satyanarayana, the previous MLA. However, Chander had not resigned from the TRS when he was denied the ticket, and remained a party member.
Speaking to media persons in Hyderabad today, Chander said that the TRS was his parent institution, and that he would work under the leadership of KCR as a TRS MLA.
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