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TRS MLA Somarapu Satyanarayana plans political sanyasa

TRS MLA Somarapu Satyanarayana plans political sanyasa
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Ramagundam TRS MLA Somarapu Satyanarayana on Monday said he was sick and tired of the ways of the TRS leaders in Ramagundam and wants to quit politics...

Hyderabad: Ramagundam TRS MLA Somarapu Satyanarayana on Monday said he was sick and tired of the ways of the TRS leaders in Ramagundam and wants to quit politics and as chairman of the TSRTC as his hands are being tied from serving the people who have elected him twice as legislator.

His outpouring of anguish followed the intervention of the TRS leadership asking him to persuade his faction of TRS corporators from moving a no-confidence motion against Ramagundam Mayor K Lakshminarayana with whom he does not see eye to eye.

In fact, it is said, Satyanarayana was behind the 39 corporators, including 10 from the Congress in a house of 50 corporators, moving no-confidence motion against the Mayor. They handed over a letter to District Collector A Sri Devasena to this effect.

The TSRTC chairman is said to be in tussle with the Ramagundam Mayor for quite some time now. The conflict had reached a flashpoint when, at his instance, a majority of the corporators moved the motion which was to come up on Monday.

But the Municipal Administration Minister K T Ram Rao put his foot firmly down and prevented it from being taken up. He gave a piece of mind to Satyanarayana that unless he asks his corporators to withdraw their notice of no-confidence, he would have an ordinance brought continuing Lakshminarayana in the post of Mayor for the remainder of his term which is about one year.

According to party sources, when difference reached a point of no return, Satyanarayana asked the Mayor to step down, but the latter would not listen and dared him to move a no-confidence motion.

When Satyanarayana did, Lakshminarayana sent an SOS to KTR who raised a red flag. Satyanarayana who was upset with the decision of the party leadership, waxed philosophic, saying that he does not have any interest left in public life and the best way out was to take political sanyasa. He said that though KCR was working like a saint, local leaders were working against the interests of the people and he had to remain a mute witness, allowing injustice being done to the people.

Satyanarayana said that there was no discipline among the TRS leaders in Ramagundam. He said that he could not work as per the expectations of the Chief Minister. Thanking the people for electing him for two terms as MLA and one term as Municipal Chairman, Satyanarayana also apologised to the people for not being able to fulfil their aspirations.

“Whenever any survey is done, I was one among the top five MLAs in the state. I thank the people for having confidence on me. I don’t want to spoil the reputation I have in the people and hence I felt it is better to take political retirement. I will spend my time in some social work,” Satyanarayana said. He said that he would not contest any election now and would relieve himself from the TSRTC chairman's post.

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