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Ponguleti all set to join Congress Party?

By:  Tupaki Desk   |   27 May 2023 10:48 AM GMT
Ponguleti all set to join Congress Party?
Is Khammam heavyweight and former MP Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy all set to jump into the Congress bandwagon? Yes, say confident Congress sources. Ponguleti, who has begun his political career with the YSRCP and won the MP seat from Khammam in 2014, has later shifted to the TRS. However, the BRS cold-shouldered him in 2019 and is all set to do the same in 2024. Hence, he has resigned from the BRS recently.

However, there was speculation about his next moves. The BJP wooed him vigorously. Party's joinings committee chief Eatala Rajender had even held a secret meeting with him. However, Ponguleti is said to have remained sceptical about the BJP's offer. He is said to have told Eatala in no uncertain terms that he would not join the BJP.

Meanwhile, there is also a buzz that he and former minister Jupally Krishna Rao would team up and form a new regional party. However, Ponguleti himself has clarified that there was no question of forming a new regional party at this juncture. This, the Congress leaders say, is a clear indication that Ponguleti will join the Congress Party.

Both Jupally and Ponguleti are from the Congress stock. While Ponguleti joined the YSRCP in 2014, Jupally shifted to the BRS. Congress sources also reveal that the supporters of Ponguleti too see no future for Ponguleti if he joined the BJP, which is still quite weak in Telangana. They are confident that Ponguleti will formally announce his joining the Congress Party very soon.