HYDERABAD: Rebel Congress MLA from Qutubullapur constituency K. Srisailam Goud was formally admitted into the ruling party on Thursday.

Mr. Goud, who defeated the official party nominee and Ranga Reddy District Congress Committee president K. M. Pratap in the recent election, was expelled from the party. After the Congress returned to power, Mr. Goud approached the Congress Legislature Party seeking associate membership and was admitted. But, on Thursday, when Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy extensively toured Qutubullapur constituency, he rejoined the ruling party.