Why Is Komatireddy Delaying His Joining of BJP?

Fri Jul 19 2019 12:52:25 GMT+0530 (IST)

What is preventing Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy from joining the BJP? If sources close to Rajagopal Reddy are to be believed, only technical issues are preventing him from donning the saffron scarf. He himself told the mediapersons the other day at the Assembly media point that he will soon announce the date of his joining the BJP.

Komatireddy feels that the BJP is the only alternative to the TRS in Telangana and is on record praising the party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He feels that poor and weak leadership in Telangana is the reason for the 12 MLAs of the party joining the TRS. He said a powerful leadership would have stemmed the tide and prevented the MLAs from crossing over. He said he was served with a showcause notice just because he has highlighted these lacunae in the party. He said he has decided to join the BJP, but the exact time of his joining cannot be revealed now as there are some technical issues involved.

As of now, Komatireddy is a Congress MLA in Telangana and is attending the assembly in the same capacity. But on Thursday, despite pleadings from the other Congress MLAs, he did not join the Congress press conference.