After fighting an unsuccessful political battle against TRS supreme K Chandrasekhar Rao in Gajwel constituency, senior political leader Vanteru Pratap Reddy had quit Congress and took the membership of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in presence of party working president KTR earlier this year.
After taking him into party, KCR didn't define any role to Mr. Reddy so far. Finally, Telangana CM has now appointed Pratap Reddy as new chairman of Telangana State Forest Development Corporation (TSFDC) on Wednesday.
KCR's former opponent will take over the reins from Banda Narendar Reddy. Congratulating Pratap Reddy for his new stint, KCR has presented him with a bouquet of flowers at Pragathi Bhavan.
While joining in TRS, Pratap Reddy confessed that TRS party has been inviting him from last 10 years to join them. In 2014, Pratap Reddy contested as TDP candidate against KCR and he fought the battle in 2018 as Congress contestant.
In both the battles, Pratap Reddy was considered to be strongman who can give a tough fight to KCR. Ahead of polls in 2018, Mr. Reddy was also harassed by cops and he also protested it by staging a strike in front of election returning officer in Gajwal.
SOURCE : GULTE