Within days after the GHMC results were announced, Telugu Desam Party received a mighty blow in the form of defections. Quthbullapur TDP MLA Vivekanand on Tuesday joined TRS in the presence of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. He also forwarded his resignation letters to Chandrababu Naidu and NTR Bhavan.
Strong buzz in political circles is that at least two more TDP Legislators will be joining the ruling party in just few more days. Rajendranagar MLA Prakash Goud and Arikepudi Gandhi were already in talks with TRS Leadership.
If the defections continue, Telangana TDP will have only 4 to 5 MLAs after a couple of months. This would certainly raise questions over the survival of Telugu Desam in Telangana. Even some of the party leaders complain that Chandrababu Naidu focussing only on AP Affairs is one of the reasons behind the current crisis in TDP.