New Delhi: Ahead of the upcoming Telangana Assembly election 2018, Vishweshwar Reddy, a TRS MP from Chevella Konda on Tuesday resigned from the party. Also Read - Telangana Student Makes Awareness Video To Spread Message of Staying at Home Amid Lockdown
In a 3-page letter to TRS chief and Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, Reddy said,”Regretfully, based on multiple incidences, I began to feel (especially in the last 2 years), that we as a party were becoming more and more distant, from the very people, whom we had once represented extremely well. We as a government were becoming inaccessible to the people. Also Read - Coronavirus: 6 People Who Attended Congregation in Nizamuddin Die of COVID-19 in Telangana; CM Kejriwal Orders FIR Against 'Maulana'
He also cited five primary reasons which forced him to leave TRS: Personal reasons, “injustice to karyakarthas who worked for Telangana statehood”, and injustice at the constituency, state and party level. Also Read - Amid Coronavirus Lockdown, Telangana Govt Announces 75% Salary Cut For Employees
“The party has inducted people who were against Telangana and our ideology into the cabinet and given them more power and prominence. I feel people who were fighting for Telangana and share a common ideology including me are no longer needed in the party,” he added further.
Telangana will go to polls to choose a new government on December 7, 2018. The counting of votes would be held on December 11. The 119-member Assembly was dissolved on September 6 on the recommendation of the TRS government, more than eight months ahead of the expiry of its term, paving the way for early elections.