Former minister Tummala Nageswara Rao on Saturday resigned from Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) and joined the Congress social gathering.

He formally joined the Congress social gathering simply earlier than the Congress Working Committee (CWC) started its assembly in Hyderabad.

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge welcomed him into the social gathering.

State Congress chief A. Revanth Reddy, AICC in-charge for Telangana, Manikrao Thakrey and different leaders had been current.

The former minister was miffed with BRS after he was denied ticket from Palair constituency for the approaching Assembly elections.

The BRS has given ticket to Kandla Upender Reddy, who was elected on Congress ticket in 2018 however later defected to the BRS.

Nageswara Rao, who has been with the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) since its inception in early Eighties, had served as a minister within the undivided Andhra Pradesh within the cupboards of N.T. Rama Rao and Chandrababu Naidu and later grew to become the minister in Telangana’s first authorities.

A five-time MLA and senior chief from Khammam district, he joined Telangana Rashtra Samithi (now BRS) in 2014 after the formation of Telangana state.

He was minister for roads and buildings within the first TRS authorities headed by KCR.

Nageswara Rao was elected on TRS ticket from Palair in 2016 by-election. However, in 2018, he misplaced to Upender Reddy.

Meanwhile, Jitta Balakrishna Reddy and Yennam Srinivasa Reddy, who had been suspended from BJP lately for anti-party actions, additionally joined the Congress social gathering.

Congress MP Komatireddy Venkat Reddy admitted them into the
social gathering.

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