It looks like the days of senior Telugu Desam Party leader and former minister Mothkupalli Narasimhulu in the party are numbered. Sooner or later, he might join the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi.
The Telangana TDP politburo and central committee have decided to recommend sacking of Mothkupalli from the party for suggesting that the party has lost its ground in Telangana and hence, it has to be merged with the pink party.
The TDP leaders have come to the conclusion that Mothkupalli had made the statement only after getting his berth confirmed in the TRS.
They passed a resolution urging the party central leadership to initiate disciplinary action against Mothkupalli.
“The TDP will continue to remain as a strong political force in Telangana as long as Telugu-speaking people live on the earth. So, there is no question of merging the TDP with the TRS,” senior TDP leader Ravula Chandrasekhar Reddy said.
Sources say TRS president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had given a green signal to the admission of Mothkupalli into the party.
TRS minister from Nalgonda G Jagadish Reddy is learnt to have lobbied for the TDP leader’s entry into the TRS.
Apparently, KCR is also of the view that Narasimhulu would be the ideal person to neutralise the impact of Manda Krishna Madiga, who is spearheading the Dalit agitation against the TRS government.