15 ‘T’ MLAs plan to Join YSR Congress ?

Posted : February 4, 2013 at 3:23 pm IST by ManaTelugu
Despite the TRS chief K Chandrasekhara Rao making frantic calls to MLAs of other parties to join him for achieving Telangana, none appears to be convinced with his claim of winning 100 seats in the next Assembly elections. Particularly the dismal performance of the TRS in the cooperative elections belied the claims of KCR, say observers. It is learnt that about 17 MLAs of different parties are looking towards the YSR Congress and are likely to join it in the near future. YSR Congress leaders are presently engaged in talks with these MLAs, say sources.

All the 17 MLAs YSRCP has are from the Seemandhra region. Five more have recently resigned to the Congress and announced their decision to join the Congress recently. They are also from the Seemandhra region. There are four more ready to join the Jagan bandwagon and the PCC chief Botsa Satyanarayana has already expelled all the 9 MLAs from the party. Apart from these, YSRCP is claiming 20 more MLAs of different parties were in touch with them in the Seemandhra region. Even impartial observers say that at least 10 more were getting ready to join the YSR Congress.

In Telangana, YSRCP has strong leaders in Nalgonda, Medak, Mahabubnagar and Ranga Reddy districts. They are making hectic efforts to attract leaders of other parties, with special focus on MLAs who have winning chances in the next elections. Some of the MLAs who had already decided on joining the YSR Congress, are awaiting the decision of the central government on the Telangana issue. They feel that they would not have any problem if the centre decides for or against the statehood issue. Sharmila is going to resume her pada yatra on February 6, in the Telangana region. It is learnt that some MLAs might announce their decision to join the YSR Congress during her yatra.