NEW DELHI: Senior Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader and former state health minister Eatela Rajender, who had resigned as MLA from Huzurabad assembly constituency, joined BJP on Monday.
He joined the saffron party in the presence of Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan, minister of state G Kishan Reddy, BJP general secretary in charge of Telangana Tarun Chugh and vice-president Dushyant Gautam.
Later, Rajender met party president J P Nadda. “I will work with all enthusiasm and make BJP victorious in Telangana,” Rajender said. He expressed full faith in the leadership of PM Narendra Modi.
Along with Rajender, several other leaders also joined BJP. They included Enugu Ravinder Reddy, Tula Uma, Ramesh Rathod, Aswathama Reddy, Ande Babaih, Gandra Nalini, S Keshav Reddy and A Chandrasekhar.
Rajender, 57, served as finance minister of Telangana from 2014 to 2018 and as health minister from 2019 to 2021. He is a four-time MLA.