Hyderabad: Eleven legislators of Telangana Wednesday joined the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). They include two members of the assembly belonging to Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and nine members of the legislative council.
BSP`s Indira Kiran Reddy and K. Konappa, five members of the council belonging to the Congress, two of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and two Independents joined the TRS in the presence of party chief and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao.
The Congress legislators are K.R. Amos, Jagadish Reddy, Bhoopal Reddy, Bhanu Prasada Rao and Rajalingam, while the TDP MLCs who joined TRS are D. Venkateshwarlu and Mohammed Saleem.
The chief minister said the legislators joined the TRS for the development of Telangana. He said leaders, irrespective of their party affiliations, were joining hands with him to achieve the goal of "golden Telangana".
The TRS bagged 63 seats in the 119-member assembly in the recent elections to form the first government in Telangana.