Hyderabad: IT minister K.T. Rama Rao on Wednesday said Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will break
the record of the late Jyoti Basu who was Chief Minister for West Bengal for nearly 25 years.
Mr Rama Rao was speaking at Telangana Bhavan after admitting Bhupalpally district TD president Gandra
Satyanarayana Rao into the party in the presence of ministers Kadiam Srihari and Etala Rajender.
Declaring that the TD had ceased to exist in the composite Warangal and Karimnagar districts, Mr Rama
Rao said the late N.T. Rama Rao had floated the Telugu Desam as an anti-Congress party, and Mr
Chandrasekhar Rao had started the TRS for the sake of Telangana, statehood. The purpose of TD had been
served and it would be consigned to history.
In his resignation letter to TD president and AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, Mr Satyanarayana
Rao expressed his discontent over how the party had treated him since his joining in 1983. Though he
carried the party flag for more than 30 years, he was ignored in the 2014 polls, he said.