A senior TDP leader and former minister Pocharam Srinivas Reddy on Friday resigned from the Assembly as well as the TDP to work for the Telangana state.
Reddy, who represents Banswada constituency in Nizamabad district, met the officiating speaker Nadendla Manohar and handed over his resignation. He also dispatched a similar letter to N Chandrababu Naidu, stating that he was ending his 27-year long association with the TDP as the party had not taken a stand on Telangana issue.
Reddy, who was a minister in Chandrababu Naidu cabinet, said he did not want to be counted as 'a traitor of Telangana' by people of the region. "TDP promised a separate state during the last elections but has gone back on the word," Reddy said.
He is expected to formally join the TRS, the Telangana-centric sub-regional party in a few days.