The Congress party got hit with fresh problems in Sirpur Assembly constituency on Thursday as Suleman Bin Sayeed, former chairman of Kagaznagar Municipality, joined Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS).

He is a staunch supporter of former MLA Koneru Konappa and former MP A. Indrakaran Reddy, who is the party's candidate for the byelections from this constituency.

Mr. Indrakaran Reddy unsuccessfully tried to woo the leader back into the party fold during the day. However, Mr. Suleman remained firm on his decision to join the Telangana protagonist party.