The rebel Telugu Desam Nagarkurnool MLA and politburo member, Dr Nagam Janardhan Reddy, was suspended from the party late on Wednesday night. The TD president, Mr N. Chandrababu Naidu, called an emergency meeting of the politburo and available senior leaders and decided to axe Dr Janardhan Reddy for his anti-party activities.
Dr Reddy’s suspension was announced just two hours after the successful ‘Telangana Ranabheri’ public meeting at Karimnagar and two days ahead of the party’s Mahanadu. The Telangana Telugu Desam Forum had recommended his suspension on Monday. “The party has decided to suspend Dr Nagam Janardhan Reddy for causing damage to the party and also for his caustic comments against the party president, MLAs, leaders and the party office,” the resolution stated. The senior party leader and general secretary, Mr P. Chandrasekhar Rao, made the announcement after the brief meeting at Mr Naidu’s Jubilee Hills residence. No time frame was announced for the suspension.
The politburo also condemned the attack on Telugu Desam leaders on their way to Karimnagar for the “Telangana Rangabheri” on Wednesday and also the attacks on the houses of Mr E. Dayakar Rao and Mr Revanth Reddy in Warangal and in Hyderabad. With the suspension, Dr Janardhan Reddy’s chequered career spanning three decades in TD came to an end on Wednesday night. Even as the TD politburo was discussing the suspension issue, Dr Janardhan Reddy started to chalk out his next course of action.(DC)