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'Democratic spirit being muzzled': Former Telangana Minister resigns from TRS

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Hyderabad, June 04: Senior TRS leader and former Telangana Health Minister Etala Rajender on Friday said he is resigning from the party''s membership and will give up the MLA post also in future.

Rajender was recently shunted out of the cabinet following complaints that firms owned by his family members grabbed assigned lands.

Democratic spirit being muzzled: Former Telangana Minister resigns from TRS

"After 19 years of association with the party I am resigning to the party and membership. In addition to the party''s membership, as I said earlier you(Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao) don''t have to remove me. I will give up my MLA post. I will announce my plan of action after discussing with my followers," he told reporters.

Rajender was in touch with the top brass of BJP and reportedly met top leaders of the saffron party recently in the national capital.

Rajender was one of the few senior leaders associated with the TRS party ever since its inception twodecades ago.

He alleged that no minister in KCR''s cabinet can take independent decisions as everything is controlled by the chief minister.

Rajender said several leaders are ready to leave the ruling party and sail along with him.

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