Hyderabad, September 22 (IANS). Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) MLA Maynampally Hanumantha Rao on Friday resigned from the party as his son was not given a ticket for the upcoming assembly elections.
Making the announcement through a video message, he said that he will soon announce which party he will join.
Hanumantha Rao is the sitting MLA from Malkajgiri constituency of Greater Hyderabad and BRS has decided to field him again in the upcoming elections. However, the MLA was upset with the party leadership for ignoring his son Rohit Rao’s demand for a party ticket from Medak constituency.
The MLA said that as per the wishes of the people of Malkajgiri, his supporters and well-wishers from remote parts of Telangana, he has resigned from BRS. He assured the people of his constituency that as long as he is alive, he will stand by them and continue to serve them.
Hanumanth Rao’s name was included in the list of 115 candidates announced by BRS president and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on August 21. However, his outburst against Finance and Health Minister T Harish Rao hours before the announcement of candidates had stunned the party.
The MLA had alleged that Harish Rao had spoiled the political career of many leaders. He had even threatened that if his son was not given the ticket from Medak constituency, he would contest the elections as an independent candidate.
However, BRS has decided to re-field Padma Devender Reddy, the sitting MLA from Medak.