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Jagga Reddy readies ground to join TRS

It is more or less confirmed that Telangana Congress MLA from Sangareddy Turpu Jayaprakash Reddy alias Jagga Reddy will join the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi very soon.

This was hinted at by Jagga Reddy himself while speaking to media in Gandhi Bhavan on Thursday.

“It will be decided between May 25 and 30 as to whether I will be in Gandhi Bhavan or Telangana Bhavan,” he told media.

He said he had received invitation from the relatives of TRS president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and his son K T Rama Rao.

“If the relatives meet me again and extend invitation to join the TRS, I will take a decision to shift loyalties to the TRS. Till then, all the talk about my defection to the TRS is rubbish,” he said.

He further said he had won the recent elections on his own strength rather than on the strength of the Congress party.

“I am not like other MLAs who won on party banner. I have grown as independent leader on my strength,” he said.

Jagga Reddy also made it clear that he would abide by the party decisions only up to 50 per cent.

“The remaining 50 per cent of the decisions are my own. This holds true for any party that I join. Even in Congress party, I follow my own decisions, rather than that of the party,” he said.

The Sangareddy MLA said the Congress in Telangana would survive and get back into the safe zone only if the United Progressive Alliance comes to power at the Centre.

“I don’t know whether the people of Telangana had got any benefit from the bifurcation of combined Andhra Pradesh or not, but the Congress has heavily lost politically. In the Congress party, it is difficult to reach the high command.

“We have to depend on the local leadership, but we are not sure whether our message will really reach the top,” Jagga Reddy observed.

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Cong MLA T Jayaprakash Reddy alias Jagga Reddy looking for excuse to join TRS

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It looks like senior Congress leader and Sangareddy MLA T Jayaprakash Reddy alias Jagga Reddy is desperate to join the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi like most of the MLAs in the Congress party.

This was evident from the way Jagga Reddy lavished praises on TRS president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday.

Addressing a press conference in Hyderabad, he welcomed the decision of KCR to ensure payment of Minimum Support Price (MSP) for every crop raised by farmers in the state.

“If KCR can implement his promise within a year all over the state, I will construct a temple for him in Sangareddy and worship him,” he said.

May be, he is sending feelers to the TRS president that he is also ready to join the ruling party. In fact, right from the day one of his election, Jagga Reddy has been making positive statements for KCR and appreciating his decisions at every platform.

However, he could not gain entry into the TRS like other MLAs, as it is learnt the local TRS leaders are strongly resisting him. Even KCR does not have good opinion about Jagga Reddy.

So, to be on the safe side, the Sangareddy MLA is also making positive statements for the Congress. He said apart from KCR, he would also construct temples for Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi who had granted separate Telangana.

Jagga Reddy expressed confidence that Congress will win the elections at Nalgonda, Bhuvanagiri, Malkajgiri, Khammam and Chevella.