While the three-day TDP’s annual convention Mahanadu is on its concluding day today in Visakhapatnam, taking up crucial political resolution focusing on 2019 polls, its former MP and politburo member Ramesh Rathod is all set to join the TRS along with his followers in the presence of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao at TRS Bhavan in Hyderabad, later today.
His resignation dealt a severe blow to the TDP, particularly in Telangana state. He declared that he is joining the TRS attracted by the development programmes being implemented by the party chief and Chief Minister. His followers Adilabad district TDP president Younis Akbani and Asifabad district TDP president Kalam are also joining the TRS.
He clarified that he is joining the ruling party not for any post or position but because of the government’s welfare schemes like loan waiver to farmers upto Rs one lakh, Kalyana Lakshmi, Shadi Mubarak, Mission Kakatiya, Mission Bhagiratha and others, which are beneficial to the people. “I am joining ruling party unconditionally”, he asserted.
He stated of having the support of about 90 per cent of the TDP cadre. He said that he would take out a huge rally comprising a convoy of 1,200 vehicles to Hyderabad, before joining TRS formally.