TRS leader Ramesh Rathod joins Congress

TRS leader Ramesh Rathod joins Congress

HYDERABAD: In a shot in the arm for the Congress in Telangana, TRS leader and former MP Ramesh Rathod joined the party on Friday.nnRathod, who was denied a ticket by TRS to contest from Khanapur (ST) for the coming Assembly polls, joined Congress in the presence of Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president N Uttam Kumar Reddy and AICC in charge of party affairs in Telangana, R C Khuntia.nnRathod, a senior leader from Adilabad district, had expressed his displeasure after being denied a ticket by the TRS.nnRathod, who was a Polit Bureau member of TDP, had joined TRS last year.nnHe is a former MP from Adilabad.nnThe Telangana Assembly was dissolved on September 6 on the recommendation of the state government, almost nine months ahead of the expiry of its term.nnThe Election Commission is yet to announce the poll schedule in the State.nnSource: Press Trust of India

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