Hyderabad: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) party in Andhra Pradesh has suspended Member of Parliament M. Vijayashanti for "anti-party activities" amid reports that she planned to join the Congress.
TRS chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao announced her suspension late Wednesday night after the politburo took a decision.
Vijayashanti was also served a show-cause notice, asking her to explain why the party should not expel her for "anti-party activities".
The politburo cracked the whip as the actress-turned-politician was planning to switch loyalties to the Congress party. The MP from Medak reportedly decided to join the Congress after the latter decided Tuesday to carve out a separate Telangana state from Andhra Pradesh.
Vijayashanti is said to be camping in Delhi. Sources said she could join the Congress any time now.