Akula Lalitha Quits BRS
In a recent setback for the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), former Member of Legislative Council Akula Lalitha, along with two municipal chairpersons, announced their resignation from the party. Additionally, the chairpersons of Huzurnagar and Bodhan municipalities switched their allegiance to the Congress party.
Akula Lalitha also stepped down from her role as the head of the Telangana State Women’s Cooperative Development Corporation Limited. She plans to consult her followers and team members on Tuesday to outline her next steps.
Interestingly, Akula Lalitha had left the Congress to join the BRS shortly before the 2018 elections and is now expected to rejoin the Congress. She is reportedly eyeing a nomination for the Nizamabad Urban seat.
In related news, Archana Ravi Gelli, the chairperson of the Huzurnagar municipality, also left BRS to join the Congress. She wasn’t alone; three municipal councillors followed suit. They were formally inducted into the Congress in the presence of Uttam Kumar Reddy, the former head of the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC). Reddy is set to run in the upcoming Assembly elections from the Huzurnagar constituency.
T Padmavathy, the chairperson of the Bodhan municipality, severed ties with BRS as well. She too joined the Congress, and her membership was confirmed in the presence of the current TPCC president, A Revanth Reddy.
Besides the municipal leaders, several other BRS members from Bodhan and Kodangal switched sides to the Congress. Neelam Madhu Mudiraj, a BRS stalwart from the Patancheru region, also left the party. He cited unfair treatment over his ten-year stint with the party and claimed that the BRS had failed to adequately support the Mudiraj community.