TRS suspends MP Vijayashanti for anti-party activities

TRS suspends MP Vijayashanti for anti-party activities

Hyderabad: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) party in Andhra Pradesh has suspended Member of Parliament M Vijayashanti for "anti-party activities" amid reports that she planned to join the Congress.

TRS chief K Chandrasekhara Rao announced her suspension late Wednesday night after the politburo took a decision.

Vijayashanti was also served a show-cause notice, asking her to explain why the party should not expel her for "anti-party activities".

The politburo cracked the whip as the actress-turned-politician was planning to switch loyalties to the Congress party. The MP from Medak reportedly decided to join the Congress after the latter decided Tuesday to carve out a separate Telangana state from Andhra Pradesh.

Vijayashanti is said to be camping in Delhi. Sources said she could join the Congress any time now.

She had been staying away from TRS activities for last few months because of differences with KCR, as the TRS chief is popularly known. She had been in a sulk ever since she was informed that KCR was keen to contest from Medak in the 2014 elections. The TRS president currently represents Mahabubnagar parliamentary constituency.

Vijayashanti, who was advised to contest from Secunderabad constituency, had stated that nobody could prevent her from seeking re-election from Medak for as long as she enjoyed the blessings of Medak's people.


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