Big boost for Cong in Telangana as JK Rao, PS Reddy, others join party

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The Congress on Monday received a shot in the arm as several leaders from the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) switched over to the grand old party, ahead of the upcoming Assembly polls in Telangana.

Among the prominent leaders, who joined the Congress included former Telangana minister Jupally Krishna Rao and former MP Ponguleti Srinivasa Reddy. They have joined Congress in the presence of national president Mallikarjun Kharge and former chief Rahul Gandhi at the party headquarters here.

“A united Congress is unstoppable. An era of people-centric politics will sweep through Telangana soon, like it did in Karnataka!,” Rahul wrote on social media.

Earlier, addressing the media along with Telangana Congress president Revanth Reddy, the party’s chairman of Media and Publicity Department, Pawan Khera said, “There are winds of change blowing across the country. These winds of change did not start from Karnataka, they started through the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’, where Rahul Gandhi walked for 4,000 kilometers, meeting people, interacting with them, listening to their problems, listening to their issues.’

“The result was seen in Karnataka and those winds are now blowing towards the other assemblies, which are going into elections including a very important state of Telangana”, he said.

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