The two remaining Telugu Desam Party MLAs in Telangana, Mecha Nageshwara Rao and Sandra Venkata Veeraiah joined the Telangana Rashtra Samithi. The duo gave a letter to speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy merging the TDP into TRS. Before submitting the letter to the speaker, both Nageshwara Rao and Venkata Veeraiah met TRS supremo K Chandrasekhar Rao at Pragati Bhavan.
With this merger, TRS now has 101 MLAs in a house of 119. The party had won 88 seats in the 2018 assembly elections. Later, 12 of 18 Congress MLAs joined TRS, taking the number to 100. However, its Nagarjuna Sagar MLA Nomula Narasimhaiah passed away in December, taking TRS’s seat tally to 99. Now, TRS numbers have for the first time crossed 100.