Dissident TRS leader pledges support to parent party

Hyderabad: Dissident TRS leader Korukanti Chandar, elected to the Telangana assembly from Ramagundam constituency on an All India Forward Bloc ticket, Wednesday announced his support to the ruling party, TRS sources said.

He decided to support the TRS in the interest of development of the state and employment generation to youth, they said.

Chandar contested the 7 December assembly polls on Forward Bloc ticket after failing to get nomination by the TRS with which he had been associated with.

He defeated TRS nominee Somarapu Satyanarayana by a margin of 26,090 votes. TRS won the assembly polls with a thumping majority of 88 seats out of total 119 segments and party supremo K Chandrasekhar Rao is being sworn in chief minister Thursday.