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Oppn MLAs waiting for time to defect to TRS!

Oppn MLAs waiting for time to defect to TRS!

The decision of Telangana Rashtra Samithi president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to defer his plans to expand his council of ministers has led to the postponement of the defection of some of the opposition MLAs into the TRS.

According to the TRS sources, at least half a dozen Telangana Congress MLAs and the two TDP MLAs are eagerly waiting for clearance from KCR to join the party, but the latter is said to be not in a hurry to admit them.

“It is quite obvious that at least some of them are expecting berths in the state cabinet and depending on KCR’s decision, they would take a plunge into the TRS. But with KCR not keen on expanding the cabinet at least for another two weeks, these MLAs have deferred their plans to join,” a TRS leader said.

On Sunday, senior TDP leader and Sattupalli MLA Sandra Venkata Veeraiah had an hour-long meeting with the TRS president at Pragathi Bhavan, after taking his oath as an MLA in the assembly.

It is a customary for Sandra to wear yellow short whenever he attends Assembly session in the past, but this time he wore white shirt.

After entering the Assembly, he straight away went to Speaker's chamber and had a brief meeting and then entered the house to take oath.

This led to the talk that he would join the ruling party shortly. However, Sandra clarified that his meeting with CM was informal and few Congress MLAs were also met Chief Minister at that time.

“I will change the party after informing people of my constituency,” he asked.

Another member from TDP Meccha Nageswara Rao, who has been denying defecting to the TRS, is also learnt to have changed his mind and decided to jump into the TRS.

Sangareddy MLA T Jayaprakash Reddy also had a meeting with KCR and appeared very jubilant.

He already made it clear that he would not make any allegations against KCR or TRS which have got the people’s mandate in a big way.

He is also likely to take a plunge into the TRS, if everything goes well.

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