TRS MLC admitted “In fact, Mr. Nagender too is inclined and a few weeks back had sent feelers to Mr. Rao. However, Mr. Rao did not respond then”.
KCR had a discussion recently with his party leaders, secretary-general and MP Dr K. Kesava Rao, and it was decided to accept Mr Nagender into the party.
It is known that T. Padma Rao, Srinivasa Yadav and N Narasimha Reddy had discussions with Mr. Nagender few days ago and are working out modalities.
Mr Nagender is strong in some areas of city like Khairatabad, Jubilee Hills, Asif Nagar , but lost Khairatabad Assembly seat in the general elections to BJP.
As he belongs to Munnuru Kapu community, the dominant community of the city, is learnt to have insisted on the Mayor’s post.
Till now there is no clear assurance from KCR regarding so far.