Dadi Veerabhadra Rao, the former minister of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP,) on the 9th of March, joined the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP.)
Mr. Rao met Jagan Mohan Reddy, the President of the YSRCP, at the latter’s residence. Following this meeting, Rao announced his decision to join the Party, ahead of the Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections.
Jagan Mohan Reddy conducted a party meeting and welcomed Veerabhadra Rao and also felicitated him with a shawl, in the presence of a few Rajya Sabha members and Party leaders.
Vijay Sai Reddy, a Rajya Sabha member, and Avanthi Srinivas, a Member of Parliament (MP,) were also present among the other senior YSRCP leaders at the felicitation ceremony and the party meeting.
Speaking about the reason to quit the TDP, Mr. Rao criticised N. Chandrababu Naidu, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, and said, the latter is not a “double tongue,” but a “multi tongue” person.
Rao further stated, the TDP President, Naidu, should correct himself as a leader. Rao also praised Jagan Mohan Reddy and said, there is no one like Jagan Reddy, who led the longest Padyatra and listen to the problems of his people.
The decrease of in the strength of Party members in the upcoming Assembly elections could be a major drawback for the TDP, in Andhra Pradesh.
Andhra Pradesh will contest a total of 175 Assembly seats in the upcoming Assembly elections, scheduled between April and May 2019. The major parties contesting the Assembly elections are the YSRCP, the TDP and the JanaSena Party.
Stay tuned for further updates about the Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections.
Also read :https://www.themangonews.com/andhra-pradesh-regional/ap-cm-dares-opposition-to-fight-against-tdp/