After merging Kadiam Srihari into the TRS Cabinet, that place will be replaced by Former Pedapalli MP G. Vivek. In 2009, Mr Vivek had been elected as the Congress MP from neighbouring Pedapalli Lok Sabha, but had lost in 2014 polls.
As Congress Govt took decision in favour of granting a Telangana state, then he jumped from TRS to Congress.
Warangal DCC general secretary E. Venkata Reddy said “We need a strong candidate for the Warangal Lok Sabha bypoll; it would be better if we had Vivek as the Congress nominee.” It may take around six to eight month to complete the whole process of Kadiam Srihari resign.
Meanwhile, Mr Vivek ruled out speculations that he may join the TRS again as no local strongman for the Warangal Lok Sabha by-poll.
He said “I have no intention of joining the TRS, I am in the Congress and will remain in the Congress; as far as the speculation about my name being circulated for Warangal Lok Sabha, really I don’t know…I am yet to give it a thought.”
“It is too early to talk about the Congress candidate now, let there be a resignation from Kadiam Srihari first,” said TPCC president Ponnala Laxmaiah