Former TRS Chevella MP Konda Vishweshwar Reddy, in a shocking turn of events, met with Agriculture Minister Singireddy Niranjan Reddy today. This has caused quite the political stir in Telangana, given that Konda had quit the TRS right before the 2018 general elections and joined the Congress.
In the 2018 general elections, Konda was defeated by the TRS in Chevella, and Konda recently quit Congress, in March this year. Konda is not part of any political party right now, and he has made several attempts to form his own political party with those opposing KCR, but this did not materialise. Konda tried getting Etela Rajender on his side, but even Etela is said to have told Konda that it wouldn’t be possible to go against KCR, by forming a new party.
Niranjan Reddy is a close aide of KCR’s, which is why there is so much talk about Konda meeting him. The current Lok Sabha member of Chevella, Ranjith Reddy is very close to Etela, and there are rumours that Ranjith is planning to join the BJP very soon. Even if Ranjith continues in TRS, sources say that KCR would give rise to a situation where Ranjith would be forced to quit the party. It is being said that Konda is trying to re-join the party for the 2024 elections, and contest from Chevella, with the help of Niranjan.
On the other hand, Konda said that he met with Niranjan only to discuss the problems being faced by the farmers in the state, and no political issues came to discussion.