Former Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president of Telangana L Ramana on Monday formally joined the ruling TRS in the presence of party working president KT Rama Rao. Mr Ramana took Telangana Rashtra Samithi membership at the Telangana Bhawan in Hyderabad. Mr Ramana had resigned as Telangana TDP chief on July 9. Addressing the media, he said it was the right time to join TRS.
Ramana said he would use his experience as a politician for the overall development of Telangana by joining the TRS party. He also said he would work for people at a much closer level. Earlier with the Minister of Panchayat Raj, Errabelli Dayakar Rao, Ramana met KCR at Pragathi Bhavan and got an assurance to get a suitable position. A leader of weavers’ community, Ramana is likely to contest the Huzurabad bypoll on the TRS ticket.
Along with L Ramana 4 Congress corporators from the Jawaharnagar Municipal Corporation and Congress councilors from the Ghatkesar Municipality joined the TRS in the presence of Rama Rao and Labour Minister Ch Malla Reddy. On this occassion KTR said some people had lost their mind after getting appointed to certain political posts and speaking rubbish against TRS and its leadership. He said one need not care about such people as the people of Telangana had reposed their faith in the TRS and the leadership of Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao. “Whatever may be the election, people are serving victory on a platter to the TRS,” he said.
“As the Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development, the development of Jawaharnagar is my responsibility. It will be developed rising above political lines,” he said. Besides capping the dumpyard at Jawahar Nagar, the government had recently inaugurated the waste-to-energy power plant. It also approved the establishment of a leached treatment plant at Rs 250 crore, and the tender process had been initiated.
Rama Rao said the TRS had won all the 10 municipalities and corporations in the Medchal Assembly constituency, which indicates people’s trust in the party. He said funds are not a problem when it comes to the development of the Jawaharnagar Municipal Corporation. In response to requests from people of the area for house pattas, he promised to take up the issue with the Chief Minister and come up with a solution.