Telangana CM KCR's intention of wiping out the opposition from the assembly, seems to be going as per his plan. 13 Congress MLAs reached the assembly on Monday morning and met at TRS Legislative Party (TRSLP) office and discussed about the possibilities of merging Congress Legislative party (CLP) with TRSLP.
Either today or tomorrow, the 13 rebel Congress MLAs are expected to meet assembly secretary and submit a letter about merging. They are awaiting for the appointment confirmation. Speaking about this with the media at the assembly premises, Nakrekal MLA Chirumarthi Lingaiah said, TRS is very strong in the state and will become even stronger. People want KCR's visionary leadership and we are ready to walk in KCR's direction. When asked about merging of CLP with TRSLP, he replied that there is time for everything, you will see it in the coming days and about Congress, Lingaiah said, there will be only three leaders left in Congress i.e, TPCC chief Uttam Kumar Reddy, CLP chief Bhatti Vikramarka and Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy.
One of the 13 MLAs said they are talking to advocates and taking legal opinion on this. "Once the legal experts give us appropriate suggestions, we would take our next step," said a MLA.
Ahead of the ZPTC and MPTC elections, this is a new headache for Congress. The MLAs are not even willing to talk to TPCC to give a second thought.