BJP gains 2 Congress, 3 TDP leaders
TDP leaders - Chada Suresh Reddy, E Peddi Reddy, and Boda Janardhan and Congress leaders Shashidhar Reddy and Shaik Rahmathulla joined Bharatiya Janta Party on Thursday. BJP working president JP Nadda was also present at the occasion in BJP headquarters in Delhi. They were introduced to the BJP working president by Telangana BJP president K Laxman. The five leaders had expressed their will to join the party a few weeks back and had met BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav in Delhi. They were in constant discussions with BJP since then.
This is a setback to Telangana Telugu Desam Party, as many other leaders are believed to be in touch with BJP. BJP president K Laxman said that the Saffron Party is becoming stronger and stronger in the state. He also said that this is just a beginning.
BJP managed to win four out of 17 seats in Lok Sabha, while TRS won nine seats. TRS is since then emerging powerful and growing fast in the state and now has 103 members.