TRS NRI cell convenor joins Congress

Convener of Telangana Rashtra Samithi NRI cell Abhilash Rao joining the Congress in the presence of Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee chief A. Revanth Reddy at Gandhi Bhavan in Hyderabad on Thursday.   | Photo Credit: NAGARA GOPAL

Convenor of TRS NRI cell in the United States, Abhilash Rao joined the Congress, along with his supporters in the presence of TPCC president A. Revanth Reddy and other senior leaders.

Mr. Abhilash Rao, hailing from Kollapur constituency, was welcomed by the Congress chief. Former Minister G. Chinna Reddy, former MP Mallu Ravi, Telangana Youth Congress president Shivasena Reddy and TPCC senior vice president Vem Narender Reddy were among those present.

Welcoming Mr Rao into the party, Mr. Revanth Reddy said Mr Rao’s services would strengthen the party and he had joined the party disgusted with the kind of politics Telangana Rashtra Saithi (TRS) was playing at the cost of erstwhile Mahabubnagar district.

He said Mr. Rao, who worked in the USA, returned to Telangana and worked in TRS for 15 years and had now realised that the dreams of the agitation were thrown to the winds.

Mahabubnagar ‘bidda’

Mr. Reddy, terming himself as the son of Mahabubnagar soil, said Congress chief Sonia Gandhi had given a huge responsibility of running the party affairs to the Mahabubnagar ‘bidda’ and he would ensure that Congress flag flew high in the district.

He said Kollapur constituency was backward and neglected but he would take the responsibility of developing it once the Congress came to power.

Its lands had been taken away by the government but neither it got water nor the farmers got the compensation for sacrificing their lands, he said.

Mr. Abhilash Rao alleged that KCR had been living on lies for the last seven years forgetting the sacrifices made by people for the separate Telangana and the promises he had made. “Kollapur has not changed in the last seven years.

The medical facilities remain poor while farmers are continuously deceived by the government.

He said Ms. Sonia Gandhi had delivered the Telangana promise despite losing political power and her sacrifice should not go waste.

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