Telugu Desam Party Telangana State unit seems to be facing the menace of large-scale departures by the party’s second step leaders through the State following the letter of resignation of working President A. Revanth Reddy from the main membership of the party.
TDP-TS, which seen the migration of 12 of the 15 MLAs in the last three years, is in yet one more political crisis with numerous leaders firming up their verdict to return the party after the departure of Mr. Revanth Reddy.
Vem Narender Reddy, Party senior leader, and former MLA also had left the party laterally with Mr. Revanth.
The party leadership is stated to be in receipt of a letter of resignation letters from some of the State executive associates from Nizamabad, Karimnagar, and Nalgonda and more are stated to be in the offing.
Many of these leaders are stated to be in favor of following Mr. Revanth Reddy, who is stated to be joining the Congress party on October 31. Prominent amid them are two senior leaders from Nalgonda, close companions of Mr. Revanth, who is probably to attend the meeting assembled by the latter on Monday.
Senior party leaders including some former ministers are stated to be in a dilemma above the course of action – whether to trail Mr. Revanth or join the ruling TRS – given the enfeebled organizational set up of the TDP in Telangana state.
The TRS leadership is stated to be in contact with a TDP politburo affiliate and a former minister over their probable switching over from the Telugu Desam Party.
A group of senior leaders close to Mr. Revanth is, yet, said to have firmed up their verdict to continue in the TDP.
“We have supported Mr. Revanth in his fight contrary to the ruling dispensation. We prolonged our support to the fight against the Government’s policies and it does not mean we will go with Mr. Revanth Reddy’s line,” was how a politburo member responded on the state of anonymity.