CID Case Delays Revanth Entry Into Cong?

Telangana Telugu Desam Party working president and Kodangal MLA A Revanth Reddy is eagerly looking forward to join the Congress party to take on Telangana Rashtra Samithi president K Chandrasekhar Rao, but he seems to be afraid of the cash-for-vote case hanging on his head.

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Revanth made a surprise appearance in Delhi on Monday leading to the speculations that he might meet Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, apart from other senior Congress leaders.

It is not exactly known who he had met, but sources said he had some personal issues to be sorted out in Delhi.

He, however, told a section of media that he was still in the TDP as of now, though he was getting the offers from the Congress party.

“Though our party president N Chandrababu Naidu assured me that no decision will be taken against my wishes with regard to forging alliances in Telangana in 2019 polls, he is under pressure from some of our party seniors to join hands with the TRS,” he said.

Revanth said he had kept his options open and would take a “decision” with regard to his political future, depending on future political developments.

Apparently, the MLA is apprehensive that if quits the TDP and join the TRS right away, chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao might revive the cash-for-note case and put him in trouble.

However, it would also mean troubling Naidu. Perhaps, the Congress leadership also asked him to wait for some time till the case is settled.