Hyderabad: Bharat Rashtra Samithi MLA from Rajendranagar constituency Prakash Goud has denied reports of joining Congress after a picture of him with Telangana chief minister and TPCC president Revanth Reddy went viral on Sunday, January 28.
A photo of the Rajendranagar MLA with chief minister Revanth Reddy in which both wore shawls identical to Congress scarft, usually worn by party workers, set off speculation that the MLA may have joined the grand old party.
However, later the MLA clarified that he had not quit BRS and had met Revanth in capacity of an MLA. The Congress leadership had earlier hinted that the BRS MLAs were in touch with them and many will be joining the grand old party in coming days.
Prakash Goud was associated with Telugu Desam Party and later switched over to the Bharat Rashtra Samithi. He contested the Assembly elections on BRS party ticket in 2023 and enjoyed the support of the AIMIM. Although AIMIM had fielded its own candidate Swamy Yadav, the party supporters are understood to have helped the BRS candidate.
Prakash Goud won 2009 and 2014 state elections on TDP ticket and later contested on BRS mandate in 2018 and 2023.
In 2023, Prakash Goud won with a majority of 23,000 votes by defeating BJP candidate T Srinivas Reddy. Prakash Goud got 1,21,734 votes while the BJP candidate remained a distant second with 89,638 votes.