TRS parliamentarian Vishweshwar Reddy resigns from party

Hyderabad (Telangana), Nov 20 (ANI): In a major setback to the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) ahead of the December 7 assembly elections, its parliamentarian Vishweshwar Reddy has resigned from the party on Tuesday evening. In his 3-page letter to TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao, Reddy alleged that the party has compromised on its principles by giving more power and prominences to the people who were against the ideology of the party in the Cabinet. He regretted that the party was getting distanced more and more from the people which it had once represented, adding that the government was becoming inaccessible to the people. "I feel people who had fought for Telangana and shared a common ideology, including me, are no longer needed in the party," he said. Reddy also mentioned that he will always respect KCR for his struggle for separate Telangana but is deeply pained at the current situation. "KCR Garu, I will always respect you for your struggle for separate Telangana and history will remember you always as a leader who led the struggle and becomes the first Chief Minister of a separate Telangana State," he said. Reddy, who is a member of parliament (MP) from Chevella, also announced that he will quit from the Lok Sabha membership. The Telangana Legislative Assembly Elections are scheduled to be held on December 7 to elect members from 119 constituencies. The counting of votes will take place on December 11.
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