Hyderabad, Feb. 26 -- Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) leader and former Maheshwaram MLA Teegala Krishna Reddy along with Rangareddy Zilla Parishad chairperson Anitha Reddy (also Krishna Reddy's daughter-in-law) joined the Congress party on Monday, February 26 in the presence of AICC Telangana in-charge Deepa Dasmunsi.

Reddy is not the first former Mayor of Hyderabad to ditch the BRS and join the Congress.

His induction into the Congress follows a slew of such joinings from the pink party, especially from the Greater Hyderabad region including other former mayors and deputy mayors namely Bonthu Rammohan, Baba Fasiuddin, and Mothe Srilatha Shobhan Reddy.

The development comes close to the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in the country.