Hyderabad: Former Telangana Rashtra Samiti. (TRS) leader and MP, G. Vivek is all set to join in BJP on Friday. He along with Telangana BJP president Dr K. Laxman have left for New Delhi on Friday. News doing the rounds is that Mr Vivek is likely to be given key responsibilities in the party.
According to sources, Mr Vivek has lobbied with the BJP high command to entrust him with the post of party working president so that he can play a proactive role in strengthening the saffron party in Telangana. The BJP state unit is aiming to become a strong alternative to the ruling TRS in Telangana and the former MP wants to do his bit. If he cannot be given a key post within days for switching loyalties, he is aspiring for party nomination to the Rajya Sabha.
The Telangana BJP is hoping for one Rajya Sabha ticket in the wake of its surprising performance in the Parliament elections. The BJP won four MP seats upsetting the TRS candidates.
Mr Vivek quit the TRS almost four months ago after he was denied a party ticket from the Peddapalli constituency. From then, he has left no stone unturned to corner the TRS government on various issues including the demolation of the Secretariat buildings. Mr Vivek has held round-table meetings and recently a maha dharna at the Indira Park in Hyderabad where all party leaders and members of various people’s organisations extended their support to him in his fight on the Secretariat issue. He also met Union home minister Amit Shah a few days ago and urged the Centre to intervene and give due instructions to the Governor, who is solely authorised to take decisions pertaining to buildings and assets in Hyderabad under Section 8 of the AP Reorganisation Act.
Meanwhile, the Telangana Congress has also reached out to the senior Dalit politician to come back to the national party with which he was associated with in the past. But, group politics within state Congress ranks has made him to look towards the BJP, sources close to him said.