Maganti Gopinath is the TDP MLA from Jubilee Hills in Hyderabad

One more TDP MLA to join TRS party suspends legislatorImage: Facebook/Maganti Gopinath
news Politics Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 07:35

With 10 of its MLAs already switching loyalty to TRS in Telangana, TDP is likely to suffer another jolt as one more MLA has indicated that he might cross over to the ruling party.

When asked if he is joining TRS, Maganti Gopinath, the TDP MLA from Jubilee Hills in Hyderabad, said "Yes".

Media reports for the last couple of days suggested that Gopinath and another TDP MLA Arikapudi Gandhi (from Serilingampalli in Hyderabad) are likely to join the TRS soon.

Gandhi claimed he has been approached by some people to join the TRS but he has not yet taken any decision.

"It is true that we were asked (to join TRS). We said we will think and let you know after taking the views of our friends, well-wishers and our activists," he said.

Of the total 15 MLAs of TDP in Telangana, 10 have already switched loyalty to the ruling TRS. They sent a letter to the Assembly Speaker last month seeking recognition as TRS members.

Telugu Desam Party's Telangana unit president L Ramana announced the suspension of Gopinath and Gandhi from the party for going against the party discipline and principles, a TDP release said.

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