Major Blow for TDP - Four top TDP leaders jumped into YSRCP!
Former MLA from Pithapuram Vanga Geetha, senior TDP leader Adala Prabhakar Reddy, former TDP MLC Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy, and Butta Renuka joined the YSRCP on Saturday. Gedela Srinubabu also joined the party who was the Janasena Party (JSP) Vishakapatnam MP candidate.
Vanga Geetha, who represented Pithapuram Lok Sabha constituency from 2009 to 2014 as a Praja Rajyam Party member, joined the YSRCP in Hyderabad yesterday. She is currently a TDP MP in the Rajya Sabha and but is eyeing a return to the Lok Sabha from Pithapuram and has reached out to the YSRCP for a ticket.
TDP leader Adala Prabhakar Reddy, candidate for Nellore rural constituency from TDP for 2019 election. He has been doing campaigning for other TDP candidates in the district till yesterday. However, suddenly he disappeared from the TDP campaigning and appeared yesterday along with Vijay Sai Reddy and joined YSRCP.
MP Butta Renuka is back in the YSR Congress party as the ruling TDP did not offer her ticket either to contest from Lok Sabha constituency or for an Assembly seat. Butta Renuka along with her husband Neelakantam joined YSRCP in the presence of party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy at the latter's residence at Lotus Pond in Hyderabad on Saturday.
Earlier, TDP MLC Magunta Sreenivasula Reddy had resigned TDP on March 14th and immediately announced his decision to join YSRCP.