Elections to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation are to be held on December 1, 2020. These civic polls are crucial for the ruling Telangana Rashtriya Samiti (TRS), Bharatiya Janata Party, and the Congress. In the wake of the Elections, some of the leaders are reportedly changing parties. Speculations are rife about leaders changing parties and loyalties.

One such news report published in Andhra Jyothy.com claims that senior Congress leader and former MP Konda Vishweshwar Reddy has accepted the invitation to join BJP.

Several other local news media YouTube channels have also speculated that Konda VIshweshwar Reddy is joining BJP.

Archive links can be found here and here.

Fact check:

The claim that Konda Vishweshwar Reddy joined BJP is FALSE.

These reports were refuted by the senior leader. He took to Twitter and rubbished the claims. "I just heard a rumor... I am joining BJP. Yes, it is just a rumor. I have a lot of friends and acquaintances in all parties including TRS, MIM, and BJP," he said.

This news was also published on different websites. Sources said the BJP is also in touch with important leaders in the Congress and other parties. Former MP Konda Vishweshwar Reddy of the Congress whose name was doing rounds that he would also join BJP termed it as a rumor, reported Times of India.com

In a report by NTV, Konda Vishweswarareddy issued a clarification that the rumors that he is going to join BJP have been doing rounds since 2016, but it never happened.

Meanwhile, Konda Vishweswarareddy said that the TRS party was holding the GHMC elections early as their graph was falling...

Hence, the claims that Konda Vishweshwar Reddy is joining BJP and leaving Congress are FALSE.

Claim Review :   Congress leader Konda Vishweshwar Reddy is joining BJP
Claimed By :  ABN Andhra Jyothy
Fact Check :  False

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Motivated professional with a zeal to learn, Sathya Priya has more than 5 years of experience as a Content and Digital manager in Press, Electronic and Digital media. She is Andhra Pradesh government accredited Multimedia Journalist. Ms Priya has worked for more than 4 years as Web and Digital media manager in Bhaarat Today, telugu TV channel. Along with news, she has experience in television program production. Demonstrated excellent management and leadership skills to lead the Digital Media staff. Worked collaboratively with staff, management and IT support. A science Post Graduate, with great computing skills, She is a fact checker certified by Google News Initiative. She has also completed Fundamentals of Digital Marketing Certification from Google.

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