The sitting MLA of Choppandandi and senior TRS leader Bodige Shobha withdrew from the party and joined opposition party BJP, as she was upset over being denied a ticker.
According to sources, Shobha was hoping to be offered the ticket of her ruling constituency once again, but the party leadership announced the seat to Konke Ravi Shankar. Disappointed with the party, she immediately joined the saffron party.
Interestingly, the BJP had cleared her name in the constituency even before she joined the party officially. Political analysts pointed out that this might cost the TRS as Bodige still has majority support in thr constituency which might lead to win-win for the BJP in Choppandandi.