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Twelve Congress MLAs join Telangana Rashtra Samithi

Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrasekhar Rao. Photograph:( PTI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Jun 06, 2019, 04.20 PM (IST)

After losing the Lok Sabha election, 12 MLAs from Congress party in Telangana met Assembly Speaker P Srinivas Reddy and gave him a representation to merge the Congress Legislature Party with the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS).

The Telangana state Congress chief Uttam Kumar Reddy tendered his resignation from the Assembly on Thursday after being elected to Lok Sabha from Nalgonda.

On meeting with speaker Uttam Kumar said, Congress will fight it democratically, we are looking for the Speaker since morning, he is missing. You people help us in finding him.''

On March 11, Congress MLAs had announced that they would join the TRS.

"We held a special meeting of the Congress Legislature Party. The 12 members supported the leadership of Chief Minister KCR and wanted to work with him. We gave a representation to the Speaker and requested him to merge us with the TRS," Senior Congress legislator Gandra Venkata Ramana Reddy said.

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If the Speaker accepts their request, the Congress may lose the Opposition party status as its strength will come down to just six.

(With inputs from PTI)

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The Telangana state Congress chief Uttam Kumar Reddy tendered his resignation from the Assembly on Thursday after being elected to Lok Sabha from Nalgonda.