Naidu's blue-eyed boy in Telangana, Revanth Reddy, finally quits TDP

Naidu's blue-eyed boy in Telangana, Revanth Reddy, finally quits TDP

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MLA and working president of the Telangana unit A Revanth Reddy bid goodbye to the party on Saturday.

Reddy arrived in Amaravati with Telangana TDP leaders for a meeting with national president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.

Reddy handed over his resignation letter to Naidu's office immediately after the first round of meeting.

Reddy, who said that he will be back after lunch, never returned.

Taken aback by his blue-eyed boy's decision, Naidu, who was addressing a press conference, said that he has not received the resignation letter.

"People come and go. Party stays. Few people based on their present needs take certain decisions," Naidu said.

Reddy, whose entry into the Congress seems certain now, played it safe while quitting the TDP by not ruffling any feathers.

A source said Reddy, in his letter to Naidu, called him a father figure who helped him grow.

However, he blamed fellow Telangana TDP leaders for backstabbing the party by joining hands with Telangana Rashtra Samithi chief K Chandrasekhar Rao.

He also alleged that certain ministers from Andhra Pradesh were getting closer to Rao, hurting the TDP's chances of a revival in Telangana.

Reddy will announce his future course of action after meeting his cadre in Kodangal, his constituency.

While the proposed meeting with Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has not been fixed, sources within the party said that there is every possibility that Reddy could be drafted into the party in New Delhi, if required.


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