Warangal and Karimnagar BRS Leaders Join Congress in Large Numbers


Warangal/Karimnagar: A large number of top and second-rung BRS leaders from the erstwhile Warangal and Karimnagar districts have joined the Congress party in recent weeks, following the party’s Vijayabheri bus yatra and its six guarantees.

Among the leaders who have joined the Congress are:

  • Former Ghanpur mandal PACS chairman T. Bhaskar Rao
  • Sarpanches B. Sailu Goud and G. Mahendar of Sultanpur village
  • 20 BRS women wing leaders from Warangal district
  • Three BRS corporators of Ramagundam Municipal Corporation – Shankar Naik, Saleem Begum, and P. Yellaiah
  • Penchala Tirupathi, one of the main followers of BRS party MLA Chander Patel
  • Boggu Gani Karmika Sangam senior leaders N. Satyanarayana Reddy and K. Mohan
  • BRS party Dhulikatta single window chairman Pulluri Venu Gopal Rao, directors M. Srinivas Rao and K. Anjaiah, former Venkatraopally village sarpanch D. Shyam Sunder, ward members D. Manohar Rao and Rajeshwar Rao, and former deputy sarpanch of Kichulatapally village K. Srinivas
  • Around 250 youth from Dharmaram mandal led by BRS youth president Bonagiri Srinivas

Reacting to the exodus of BRS leaders, Congress leaders said that it is a sign of the growing popularity of the Congress party and its six guarantees.

  • Bhupalpally assembly segment MLA candidate Gandra Satyanarayana alleged that since BRS has deceived people with fake promises during its two terms, not only people, even ruling party leaders are also not believing BRS and are showing keen interest in joining the Congress party.
  • Peddapalli DCC president and MLA candidate from Ramagundam Raj Tagore Makkan Singh said that there is a good response among people regarding the six guarantees given by Congress, and sensing the changing wind, several leaders of ruling BRS are leaving their party and joining Congress party.

The Congress party’s six guarantees are:

  • ₹2,000 per month for unemployed youth
  • ₹5 lakh for women heads of households
  • 27 kg of free rice per month to all families
  • 85% reservation in government jobs and educational institutions for local youth
  • Loan waiver for farmers
  • 24/7 free and quality power supply to agriculture

The Congress party is hoping that the defections from the BRS party will help it to win the upcoming assembly elections in Telangana.

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