Former TRS leader and health minister Eatala Rajender joined the BJP on Monday, days after he resigned from his assembly seat after being sacked from the state cabinet by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao over land grabbing charges.
In a letter addressed to the Speaker on Saturday, the former minister tendered his resignation as Huzurabad MLA with immediate effect. He had resigned from the party last week, ending his 19-year-old affiliation with the TRS.
A month ago, Etela Rajender was the minister for health and family welfare in K Chandrasekhar Rao’s cabinet and was sacked and dropped from his portfolio over land grabbing allegations.
KCR had ordered the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and Vigilance to conduct inquiries into the allegations of land grabbing in the Achampeta and Hakimpet villages of the Medak district in Telangana.
With inputs from News18