Telangana BJP suffers blow ahead of elections as senior leader Revuri Prakash Reddy likely to join Congress

He reportedly held discussions with Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee chief Revanth Reddy and expressed willingness to join the party.

BySouth First Desk

Published Oct 16, 2023 | 7:58 PMUpdatedOct 16, 2023 | 7:58 PM

Revuri Prakash Reddy likely to join the Congress. (X)

In a major setback to the BJP in Telangana ahead of the 30 November state Assembly elections, senior leader Revuri Prakash Reddy is likely to quit the saffron party and join the Congress shortly.

He reportedly held discussions with Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president A Revanth Reddy and expressed his willingness to join the grand old party.

Also read: BRS manifesto a copy of our guarantees, says Congress

Revuri’s past role in the TDP

Revanth Reddy is believed to have welcomed Revuri, a native of erstwhile Warangal district, into the party, which might help the Congress during the elections in the region.

After quitting the TDP, Revuri joined the BJP in New Delhi in September 2019. He started his career with the TDP in the early 1980s. He was elected an MLA three times from Narsampet constituency in Warangal.

He worked as party president for a long time and was also a member of the TDP Politburo, the main think-tank of the party, till he quit.

He served as Public Accounts Committee chairman in united Andhra Pradesh.

Also read: Reddys lead Congress candidate list in Telangana; BCs unamused

BJP 1st list on 18 Oct; manifesto with 7 guarantees

Meanwhile, the BJP is expected to release its first list on 18 October, comprising the names of 60 candidates who will be contesting the Assembly elections.

It has also named the party’s manifesto as “Indradhanasu”.

On par with the Congress party’s six guarantees and ruling manifesto of the ruling BRS, the BJP is putting final touches on its own document that promises seven guarantees from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the people of Telangana.

The BJP is preparing its election strategy to attract all sections of people during the polls and a decision was also taken to accord top priority for education, health, government jobs, and welfare for all Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes, and women in the state, sources told South First.

The party is preparing the manifesto after collecting feedback from experts and different sections of the people of Telangana, by a committee headed by former MP Boora Narsaiah Goud.