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2 MPs, Keshava Rao join Telangana Rashtra Samithi

Welcoming the Congress leaders into his party, TRS president K Chandrasekhara Rao said the party would intensify the movement for a separate statehood

BS Reporter  |  Chennai/ Hyderabad 

Two G Vivekanand and Manda Jagannatham, and former PCC chief K Keshava Rao formally joined the (TRS) at a public meeting held in Hyderabad on Sunday.

Welcoming the leaders into his party, TRS president K Chandrasekhara Rao said the party would intensify the movement for a separate statehood with 'Chalo Assembly' on June 14.

The three leaders had announced their decision to join the TRS on Thursday after the deadline set by them for the leadership to take a favourable decision on the formation of the separate Telangana state ending on May 31, 2013.

"No forces can stop the Telangana movement. And, nobody is ready to believe in Ghulam Nabi Azad's false statements," Rao said.

party general secretary and incharge of the party affairs in Andhra Pradesh, Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday said in the national capital that the party would hold some more consultations before taking a decision on the Telangana issue this month.

Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh chief minister on Saturday sacked health minister DL Ravindra Reddy from his Cabinet for critising his government programmes.

Ravindra Reddy, who is currently in London with his family members and is expected to return on June 4, is the second minister after P Shankar Rao to be sacked from Reddy's Cabinet.

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