Hyderabad. Six MLCs of BRS joined Congress late last night in the presence of Telangana Chief Minister A. Revanth Reddy, giving a big blow to the party led by K. Chandrashekhar Rao. On this development, BRS leader KT Rama Rao targeted Rahul Gandhi and said, is this the way you will protect the Constitution?

There is a continuous trend of defection of leaders in Bharat Rashtra Samiti, after the defeat in the assembly elections last year, many leaders including six MLAs have left the party. This incident has deeply hurt the party high command, a sample of which is seen in the post made by KTR on social media platform X. In this, he has shared a photo of the Constitution and asked Rahul Gandhi whether you will protect the Constitution in this way.

According to the Telangana Legislative Council website, at present, the BRS has 25 members and the Congress has four. There are four nominated MLCs, two members from AIMIM, one each from BJP, PRTU and one independent MLC, while two seats are vacant in the 40-member House.

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What about the BRS MLA who defected and contested Lok Sabha ticket on Congress ticket?

What about half a dozen other BRS MLAs who defected to congress?@RahulGandhi is this how you are… pic.twitter.com/6NEN71J5GA

— KTR (@KTRBRS) July 4, 2024

The MLC joined the Congress soon after Revanth Reddy returned from a two-day visit to the national capital on Thursday night. With the new defection, the Congress strength in the Legislative Council has increased to 10.