On the 14th of July, K.T. Rama Rao, the Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister commented on Eatala Rajender’s exit.
It has been a month since Eatala Rajender, the former Health Minister of Telangana and a former member of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) changed party. He joined the opposition, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and is likely to contest as the Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for the upcoming Huzurabad by elections.
On this, KTR said, the State Government said he tried till the last moments to see that the former minister Etela Rajender remained in the TRS party. Reacting to the party taking action against Etela by a written complaint by a person, TRS working President said the government took the decision while taking many aspects into account. ‘If Etela Rajender has differences with CM KCR, how could he continue in the cabinet for more than five years,’ KTR pointed out. He said prior to coming to Etela, TRS was in a stronger position in Kamalapur.
Interacting with the media persons at the Telangana Bhavan, the minister said that the the CM will not order a probe against a minister unless there is a primary evidence. Ëatala Rajender is cheating himself by making allegations against the TRS party,” Rama Rao said.
He further said that TRS party was strong in Huzurabad constituency even Eatala joined the party and will remain strong even after his departure from the party. The minister continued that he personally made several efforts to retain him into the party but gave up after Eatala refused to meet the Chief Minister.