Komatireddy opposed the entry of this senior leader into the Congress

Mon Oct 11 2021 13:31:43 GMT+0530 (IST)

Former MLA Erra Sekhar now finds himself between the devil and the deep see. He has resigned from the BJP to join the Congress. He was to join the Congress at a meeting scheduled for October 12 at Mahabubnagar in the presence of TPCC Congress chief Revanth Reddy. But, one missive from Komatireddy Venkat Reddy has undone everything he planned.

Erra Sekhar,brother of murdered TDP strongman Erra Satyam, was the TDP's leading light and three-timeMLA, was BJP district president. But, he found the going tough in the BJP and decided to join the Congress Party under Revanth Reddy's leadership. October12 was fixed as the date of his joining the Congress as the party was organising the 'Jung Siren'programme on the issue of the joblessness at Mahabubnagar.

But, just a couple of days ago, Bhongir MP Komatireddy Venkat Reddy shot off a letter to the high command expressing his objection to Erra Sekhar's joining. Sources say that Mallu Ravi, who is likely to contest from Nagarkurnool, is apprehensive about Erra Sekhar becoming a claimant for the same constituency. Similarly, Jadcharla party incharge Anirudh Reddy too is unhappy at Sekhar's entry as he could emerge as a contender for the Jadcharla assembly ticket. So, both these leaders are opposed to Erra Sekhar's entry.

Anirudh is considered to be quite close to Komatireddy. Hence Komatireddy  intervened and wrote the letter, sources said. It remains to be seen what Erra Sekhar would do next!!