Rival party leaders make a beeline to join BJP
In the next few days, its going to be a major jolt for the Telugu Desam Party, which is almost decimated in the State. Senior TDP leaders such as former Minister E. Peddi Reddy, ex-MP Chada Suresh Reddy, Bode Janardhan, who switched sides to different parties -- are now finally joining the BJP.
Sources close to the State BJP chief K. Laxman confirmed on Monday that it is almost decided that the said leaders would join the party on June 27. individual individual
“They would first go and meet party working president J.P. Nadda in New Delhi and later formally join the party in Hyderabad,” sources pointed out.
Suspended TDP leader and former Minister Mothkupalli Narasimhulu has also been invited to join the BJP but there is no confirmation yet. TDP MP Garikapati Rammohan Rao, who was one the signatories to the letter merging the Telugu Desam Parliamentary Party in Rajya Sabha into the BJP -- is expected to join the party officially in the last week.
“He is sure to bring with him a chunk of the remaining TDP State office-bearers, when he joins us in the last week. This will signal almost the end of the TDP leadership in Telangana,” a senior BJP leader remarked.