Former minister from Srikakulam Tammineni Sitaram, who was in and out of Telugu Desam Party twice in the past, finally call it quits from the party.
Tammineni resigned from the TDP on Sunday on the pretext that the party’s stand on the Telangana issue had led to the Centre deciding on the bifurcation of the state. In a 10-page strongly worded resignation letter to TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu, he accused the latter of sabotaging the Telugu pride by taking a stand in favour of separate Telangana. He alleged that the TDP under the leadership of Naidu had failed to uphold the principles of its founder-president N T Rama Rao.
Tammineni, who had once played important role in Srikakulam party politics and held the cabinet post twice during the TDP regime, took a plunge into Praja Rajyam Party before the 2009 elections. He lost the polls and after the PRP got merged with the Congress, he returned to the TDP fold. However, he has been sulking ever since Naidu began encouraging deceased TDP leader K Yerran Naidu’s son K Rammohan Naidu as the party in-charge in Srikakulam district.
May be he was waiting for an excuse to take a plunge into YSR Congress and the Telangana issue came in handy for him.