Motkupalli Narasimhulu quits BJP

Former Minister and sixtime MLA Motkupalli Narasimhulu on Friday resigned from the primary membership of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stating that the party had failed to give him a niche position. Narsimhulu vented his anger saying SC leaders couldn’t survive in the saffron party.

In a letter addressed to BJP Telangana state president Bandi Sanjay Kumar, stated that his resignation was also due to the fact that for all his work he at the least was deserving of the opportunity to be an executive member of the BJP’s central committee.

He added that he felt sufficiently embarrassed for not being informed about former TRS minister Eatela Rajender’s entry into the BJP. He informed Sanjay Kumar that he was invited to express his views on the Dalit empowerment meeting organized by chief minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao.

He, however, showered praise on Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao for the Dalit Bandhu programme. Narsimhulu, who has attacked KCR several times, went on to compare the Chief Minister to Dr BR Ambedkar.

He wished the TRS a “grand victory” in the Huzurabad byelection. Narsimhulu’s supporters say it is only a matter of time before he joins the TRS. Addressing a press meet, Narsimhulu expressed his displeasure on not being given any party post.

“Whenever I attended party meetings, I was made to sit facing the dais, though I am a seniormost leader from the SC community,” he fumed. Commenting on RS Praveen Kumar’s resignation, Narsimhulu said a BJP MLA had used filthy language against the retired IPS officer. “I took the matter to the notice of BJP state president Bandi Sanjay, Union Minister G Kishan Reddy, Dr K Laxman and Mantri Srinivas requesting them to give a statement condemning the MLA’s remarks against SCs, but in vain,” reports quoted Narsimhulu as having said.

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