Telangana: In a big setback for the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), a senior party leader and sitting MLA Mynampally Hanumantha Rao along with his son joined the Congress in the presence of party's president Mallikarjun Kharge and Telangana unit chief Anumula Revanth Reddy on Thursday.
Along with Mynampally Hanumantha Rao, BRS ex-MLA Vemula Veeresham also joined the Congress party ahead of the assembly elections in the state.
All these members joined the Congress party in Delhi.
Interestingly, BRS has announced Mynampally Hanumanth Rao as its candidate from Malkajgiri seat but the sitting MLA resigned from the party after his son was denied ticket.
Stage Congress chief A Revanth Reddy was also present as the two leaders joined the Congress.
The Congress is looking to dislodge the K Chandrashekar Rao-led government of the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) in the southern state.
The grand old party is going all out with its campaign and has also announced six guarantees to the people of the state ahead of the polls.
Earlier on Monday, Rebel BRS MLA Mynampalli Hanumantha Rao announced his decision to join the Congress, saying that he will reach New Delhi and "complete the formality in the presence of central leaders".
“The leaders from the Congress party called me in the morning for inviting me to join the party. I gladly welcomed them,” he maintained.
Hanumantha Rao had recently sent his resignation letter to the Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, alleging that there that was no democracy or transparency in the BRS' functioning.
WIth inputs from PTI, IANS