HYDERABAD: The TRS leadership is likely to show Rajya Sabha member D Srinivas the door.
Creating an embarrassing situation for Srinivas, who had led the Congress to victory in the 2004 and 2009 Assembly polls by heading the then APCC in the erstwhile United State and crossed over to the TRS after 2014 polls, TRS MLAs and MPs from Nizamabad district led by MP K Kavitha urged Chief Minister and party chief K Chandrasekhar Rao to take disciplinary action against Srinivas for anti-party activities.
They wrote a letter to the Chief Minister alleging that Srinivas was working against the party by promoting his son Arvind, who is planning to contest the Nizamabad Lok Sabha seat on BJP ticket. They also alleged that Srinivas, along with his elder son, wanted to rejoin the Congress and was in touch with Congress leaders in Delhi.
“Though he was defeated by the TRS, you kindly admitted him to the party and gave him Rajya Sabha seat. But, Srinivas has not shed his old habits like indulging in anti-party activities and corrupt practices, and encouraging groupism.”
They accused Srinivas of trying to weaken the TRS in Nizamabad only to promote his son. “He is trying to rejoin the Congress. He has been in touch with Congress leaders in Delhi. Hence his continuance in the party will do more harm. Please act against him without further delay,” they said.
Meanwhile, Srinivas’ efforts to meet the chief minister proved futile. The MP, who came to Hyderabad to talk with KCR, told media persons later that he had not got CM’s appointment. “I was informed that the CM wants to meet me. But, later I was told that he was busy. I will wait. But, I am not a person who resorts to anti-party activities. Instead of writing to the CM, the TRS leaders should have contacted me,” he said. While condemning the allegations made against his father, BJP leader Arvind remarked, “Kavitha fears that she can’t retain her LS seat in the next poll. Hence her attack on my father.”
DS joined TRS in 2015
The senior leader of Nizamabad & former Congress leader D Srinivas joined TRS in 2015 and he was soon appointed as special advisor to the state govt. He was also given a cabinet rank and later nominated to the RS.