Telangana

Piqued by being ignored former TSRTC chairman Somarapu Satyanarayana quits TRS

Somarapu Satyanarayana.

Somarapu Satyanarayana.   | Photo Credit: Byarrangement

Somarapu Satyanarayana is likely to join the BJP soon

Senior TRS leader and former legislator Somarapu Satyanarayana has announced his resignation to the membership of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) upset by he and his supporters being ‘neglected’ by the party district unit leaders.

Announcing this at a press conference in Godavarikhani on Tuesday, he alleged that the party had insulted him by not giving the party membership books and avoiding him at all the programmes by Ramagundam legislator Korukanti Chander. He also alleged that Chennur legislator Balka Suman was responsible for his defeat in the elections and encouraging party rebel Mr. Chander.

Thanking the people for electing him Ramagundam municipal chairperson and two times legislator from Ramagundam, he said that he was grateful to Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao for nominating as the TSRTC chairman. He alleged that the TRS leaders were harassing him and his supporters by using the police. Sources said Satyanarayana along with his supporters were planning to join the BJP very soon.

It may be recalled that there were differences between Ramagundam legislator K. Chander and former legislator Satyanarayana since last year over the allocation of the party ticket during the Assembly elections. Mr. Chander raised a banner of revolt against the party high command for allocating the party ticket to sitting MLA Somarapu Satyanarayana and contested the elections as an independent. Mr. Chander had won the elections as independent and joined the TRS later. Since then, the cold war between Mr. Chander and Mr. Satyanarayana was continuing in the coal belt.

Unable to bear the humiliation of being ‘neglected’, Satyanarayana had decided to come out of the party.

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