Andhra Pradesh IT Minister Nara Lokesh is camping in Hyderabad to settle the issue of Telangana Telugu Desam Party (TDP) working president Revanth Reddy in the absence of party chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu.
The shocking political development of Revanth Reddy defecting Telugu Desam Party to join Telangana Congress has shaken the TDP cadre in both AP and Telangana. News that TDP is planning an alliance with Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in the 2019 elections has given rise to the new development.
Revanth revealed that AP TDP leaders Yanamala Ramakrishnudu, Paritala Sunitha and Payyavula Keshav are in contact with TRS chief and Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao. This has led to tension in the political spheres of both Telugu states.
In this context, Nara Lokesh called for a politburo meeting on Friday in Telangana, and this is first in the history of TDP to have a politburo without the presence of the CM. Lokesh had a discussion with Chandrababu prior to the politburo meeting and received orders from him on further tasks. Senior leaders Motkupalli Narasimhulu and Aravinda Goud targeted Revanth according to the high command orders.
Revanth's issue will not be decided until Chandrababu returns from his foreign tour. In the meantime, Lokesh is meeting with Telangana TDP leaders to seek their opinion on the issue and majority seem to have opined on keeping Revanth away from TDP.
TDP is now awaiting the decision of its high command regarding Revanth’s defection.