The Telangana Joint Action Committee of Mahabubnagar district unit gave a jolt to Telangana Rashtra Samiti by pledging its support to Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Yennam Srinivas Reddy in the by-election to Mahabubnagar Assembly seat.

The T-JAC has ended the confusion among the Telangana supporters who were curiously awaiting for the decision since both the T-JAC partners, BJP and TRS, have fielded their candidates in the Mahabubnagar by-election throwing the Telangana supporters into a dilemma as both are fighting for Telangana cause.

TRS fielded Syed Ibrahim, who contested as party candidate in 2009 election unsuccessfully. The BJP which was not serious on entering into fray took a decision, reportedly aggrieved with the unilateral decision of TRS in fielding its candidate without formally consulting JAC partners. Of the total six seats in Telangana where by-election were necessitated, BJP chose to contest only Mahabubnagar seat reportedly to teach a lesson to TRS for its unilateral decision, according to BJP sources. .