Jayaprakash was controversial for his stand against the formation of Telangana

Former MLA Jayaprakash Reddy returns to Congress after short stint with BJPImage: Screenshot/ABN
news Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - 07:52

Former Sangareddy Congress MLA T Jayaprakash Reddy on Monday returned to his former party after a short stint with the BJP.

He joined the party at the Congress headquarters at Gandhi Bhavan in Hyderabad in the presence of Telangana Congress Committee president N. Uttam Kumar Reddy and other leaders, a report in The Hindu adds.

Jayaprakash was controversial for his stand against the formation of Telangana and had left the Congress after failing to win a seat at the Assembly elections from Sangareddy last year.

He joined the BJP and contested in the Medak Lok Sabha by-election only to face defeat again.

Jayaprakash started his career as a BJP councillor and later became municipal chairman at Sangareddy. He joined TRS in 2004, where he experienced his first spell as an MLA in 2004 and subsequently joined the Congress and became an MLA again in 2009.

Speaking to the media, he said he was not sure why he joined the BJP last year and predicted his victory for the 2019 elections and dared the TRS to visit Sangareddy, which his is stronghold, henceforth.

The supporters of the former legislator held a huge rally in Sangareddy to celebrate his return to the Congress, the report adds.

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