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TelanganaFormer Minister Eatala Rajender resigns to MLA post

Former Minister Eatala Rajender resigns to MLA post

Published: 12th Jun 2021 11:45 am

Hyderabad: Former Minister and Huzurabad MLA Eatala Rajender resigned from his assembly seat on Saturday. Assembly Speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy accepted the resignation letter submitted by Rajender, with immediate effect. Later, the Assembly Secretary issued a notification stating that a Vacancy has arisen to Huzurabad Assembly constituency, following the resignation.

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Earlier, he paid tributes at the Telangana Martyrs Memorial at Gun Park in front of the Assembly before submitting his resignation to the Assembly Secretary.

Speaking on the occasion, Rajender said that he has been an MLA for 17 years and has now decided to resign to fight for self-respect and self-esteem. He said TRS might have given him the party B-Form, but it was people of Huzurabad Assembly constituency who elected him. He claimed that he already has the blessings of people and reminded that he didn’t lose a single election in last 17 years. “I fought for Telangana State. Now, my agenda is to liberate Telangana from dictatorship. I might have the Left in my DNA, but I am now joining the Right (BJP) party to end the dictatorship in the State,” he said.

The former Minister alleged that rather than focusing on containing Covid-19 pandemic and other issues of urgency, the TRS government was targeting him politically. He alleged that the TRS was already hatching plans to abuse its power and spend money to win the Huzurabad Assembly by-elections. He alleged that democracy was in danger in the State and it was time that like-minded people unite to fight for people of Telangana State. “We fought for Telangana State to ensure that people of Telangana enjoy it’s fruits. I am resigning to fight for self-respect and seek public support,” he said.

Rajender’s resignation comes a day after a team of senior BJP leaders including Telangana affairs in-charge Tarun Chug visited the former’s residence at Shamirpet on Friday. He is expected to fly to New Delhi along with former MLA Enugu Ravinder Reddy, former Zilla Parishad chairperson Tula Uma and a few other leaders, to formally join BJP in the presence of the party’s national president JP Nadda on Monday.

Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao expelled Rajender from the State Cabinet last month, following allegations of land encroachment against the latter. More complaints were lodged against him and his family, seeking justice for the poor. They allegedly purchased assignment and endowment lands, besides encroaching lands of farmers in Achampet and Hakimpet villages of Masaipet mandal, Devaryamjal and also Ravalkole – all in the peripheral areas of Hyderabad city.

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