Ex-TTDP President L Ramana joins TRS

Hyderabad, July 12: Former Telangana TDP president L Ramana shifted his loyalties from TDP to TRS on Monday in the presence of Minister KT Rama Rao (KTR). He tendered resignation to the T-TDP chief post on Friday after a meeting with Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao at Pragathi Bhavan in Hyderabad.

Ramana had forwarded his resignation letter to TDP national president N Chandrababu Naidu and thanked him. KTR handed over TRS membership form to Ramana at Telangana Bhavan and it is learnt that his followers will join the TRS on July 16 in the presence of KCR.

L Ramana had served as two-time MLA and once as MP. He also worked as Minister of Handlooms in united Andhra Pradesh between 1994 and 1996.

The ruling party believes that it has found a suitable replacement for Rajender as Ramana too belongs to the BC community. In the past, Ramana served as a minister in the TDP government, and was elected to Assembly twice and once to Lok Sabha. The TRS is likely to use Ramana to counter Eatala Rajender in the ensuing Huzurabad bypoll.

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