Dealing a blow to the TRS, the party MP from Medak, M. Vijayashanti, is likely to quit and join the Congress, with the Congress Working Committee clearing the formation of Telangana.
Sources close to her said she was camping in Delhi and strongly lobbying for joining the Congress. Ms. Vijayashanti was reportedly having differences with party president, K. Chandrasekhar Rao over contesting from Medak.
For the last few months now, she had been openly asserting that ‘no force on earth can prevent me from contesting from the Medak Lok Sabha seat again in the 2014 elections as long as the peoples’ blessings are with me.” She made this statement when reports appeared in a section of the media stating that Mr. Rao was planning to contest from Medak. It was also reported that TNGO president G. Devi Prasad Rao was also eyeing the same seat.
“Not only Ms. Vijayashanti but some other leaders from the TRS are in touch with the Congress leaders to join that party in view of their political future,” observed a former TRS leader from Medak district. Ms. Vijayashanti was not available for comment.
“The month of August will witness a lot of political developments in the State and more particularly in Telangana. However, we are not sure which political party will benefit from it,” said a senior TRS leader on condition of anonymity.