TDP's senior leader and politburo member Nama Nageswara Rao is likely to submit his resignation to TDP. Nama, who had been loyal to TDP and had been a strong leader in Khammam district, has not attended the party's politburo meeting yesterday held at Amaravati without informing reason for his absence, thus he hinted his plans to leave the party.
It is learnt that Congress has been mounting pressure on Nama to join into its party and contest from Khammam Parliament seat on its ticket. Nama is toying with the idea of accepting Congress offer. In recent 2018 general election, Nama, who had contested from TDP, lost it to TRS candidate to Puvvada Ajay Kumar. He now wants to move to Congress to test his fortunes.
Khammam is considered as a bastion for TDP for ages. TDP continued its hold over Khammam even after the Telangana is formed. If Nama exits from TDP, it will be a big setback for TDP in Telangana.