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Konda made up his mind to join BJP?

Konda made up his mind to join BJP?

It appears after a lot of dilly-dallying, former MP from Chevella Konda Vishweshwar Reddy has decided to join Bharatiya Janata Party.

The former MP, also son-in-law of Apollo Group’s chairman C Pratap Reddy, is expected to join the BJP formally at the rally of former party president and Union home minister Amit Shah on May 14.

He told reporters on Monday that there was indeed an invitation from the BJP to join the party.

“Right now, I have a neutral stand in politics. But I cannot say what changes will take place in the next few days. One thing is certain, many TRS leaders would come out of the party,” he said.

In the morning, Konda went to the residence of Munugode Congress MP Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy, who has distanced himself from the Congress. 

He said he had a fruitful discussion with Rajagopal Reddy on the contemporary politics and the need to pull down the KCR government.

“Both are on the same page. We also discussed the probability of floating a new regional party, because it is the best way to develop the state. However, it requires Rs 2,000 crore to Rs 3,000 crore to launch a new party,” Konda said.

The former MP went on to say that the people did not have much confidence on the Congress party, while the support for the BJP is growing.

Last week, Vishweshwar Reddy visited BJP state president Bandi Sanjay’s padayatra camp in the Devarkadra constituency and held a closed-door meeting with the latter. Former MP A P Jithender Reddy also took part in the discussion that lasted an hour. 

The former MP appreciated Sanjay for taking the ruling party head-on and said that he was happy to see such a huge response from the general public to the padayatra.

On the other hand, Komatireddy Rajagopal, who lavished praises on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the past and declared that the BJP is the only alternative to the TRS, has not quit the Congress yet.

However, he abstained from the meeting of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at Warangal a couple of days ago, indicating that he won’t sail with the party for long and take a plunge into the saffron party soon.


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