Former Cabinet Minister Etela Rajender, who has been at loggerheads with the ruling TRS party has joined the saffron party BJP on Monday in the presence of Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and G Kishan Reddy.
His decision has sent shocking waves across the state as the communist leaders have found fault with wearing the saffron shawl despite belonging to the left ideology.
Days after his joining, Maoists have targeted the sacked Minister over his decision to join the BJP.In a letter, the Maoists accused Etela of betraying the people of Telangana.
The letter was shot by Jagan, the representative of Maoists in which they breathed fire on him. Calling KCR and Etela as Oke Gutiki Chendina Pakshulu, Maoists questioned how come Etela announced his decision to fight against KCR, who was behind him.
The Maoists in the letter had claimed that Etela had earned assets being Minister and the sole purpose behind his decision to join the BJP is to safeguard his assets. We Maoists will never extend our support to Etela, Maoists said.
What's surprising is that Maoists have clearly stated that they are against both TRS and BJP parties.