Nama Nageswar Rao quits TDP

Hyderabad: Nama Nageswar Rao, Telugu Desam Party leader and former MP, quit the party yesterday, which is a major setback to the ruling government in the State.

Rao in his letter to TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu stated that despite his and the TDPs best efforts to rejuvenate the party, it’s existence has become a question in Telangana and so he had taken the decision.

“I tried my best to bring back the glory of the party. There is a big question on the future of the party in Telangana. In keeping with the aspirations of the people, I am resigning from the party’s primary and politburo membership,” he said in his letter. 

The Telugu Desam Party managed to win only two seats in the Assembly polls in the 119-member house. It had contested the elections in alliance with the Congress and others.

Rao had served as MP from Khammam during 2009 and 2014. He unsuccessfully contested the Assembly polls in December last on TDP ticket. Media reports suggest that he may join the TRS.

NT Bureau