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Migration from Congress to BJP comes to a halt

Migration from Congress to BJP comes to a halt
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Telangana Congress leaders have heaved a sigh of relief with the migration from the party ranks to the to the Bharatiya Janata Party coming to an...

Hyderabad: Telangana Congress leaders have heaved a sigh of relief with the migration from the party ranks to the to the Bharatiya Janata Party coming to an abrupt halt for now.

A few Congress leaders, who are said to be queuing up to jump onto the bandwagon of the saffron party, have been keeping silence on the subject.

Sources in the party said the migration to the BJP have come to a standstill because the Congress leaders are sceptical about their prospect in the saffron party.

The sources said that even at the district and constituency level the Congress leaders are reluctant to go to BJP.

Congress leaders have been dismissing the claims of the Telangana BJP that a few leaders of the Grand Old Party will migrate to the saffron party during the visit of that party's chief Amit Shah to the State on August 8.

The Congress party sources said that after knowing the fate of the leaders who joined the BJP recently, leaders of the Congress are having a rethinking on joining the BJP.

The Congress leaders who wanted to go into BJP soon after the announcement of the results of Parliament now want to continue in the Congress.

The BJP has started Operation Aakarsh soon after the party won a big majority in Lok Sabha elections. Few leaders of the Congress believed that there would be no future for them and yearned to join the BJP.

The BJP leaders have tried to lure senior leaders like former Deputy Chief Minister Damodara Rajanarasimha, former Minister J Geetha Reddy, former TPCC president Ponnala Laxmaiah, Adilabad DCC president Maheswar Reddy, party leader from Medak Sravan Kumar and others.

At the constituency level also, efforts have been made by the BJP leaders to lure the Congress leaders.

MLA from Munugodu Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy had met BJP senior leaders at Delhi triggering rumours that he was on his way to migrate to the BJP. It has been speculated that MLA from Sangareddy T Jagga Reddy was also ready to join the BJP.

However, the migrations have come to a halt in the second half of the July and party leaders are now confident that there would be no more migrations from the party. Most of the senior leaders of Congress have put focus on municipal elections.

According to Congress seniors, the leaders who joined the BJP are now feeling suffocated in the saffron Party. They said that the migrated leaders were unable to work with freedom in that party like in Congress.

The Congress leaders, who joined the BJP, are not happy. They feel suffocated in the saffron party.

These leaders, who had enjoyed absolute freedom in the Congress party, are feeling as if they are forced to work with one hand tied behind their back, the party sources said.

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