Four YSRC MLAs and one MLC join TDP

Four YSRC MLAs and one MLC join TDP

Following the Telangana Rashtra Samithi’s modus operandi of intimidating Opposition by encouraging political migrations, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh has opened its gates for massive influx of YSRCP leaders in an effort to gain from readymade cadre.

Nandyala MLA Bhuma Nagi Reddy and his daughter and Allagadda MLA Bhuma Akhila Priya, Jammalamadaka (Kadapa) MLA Adinarayana Reddy, Vijayawada (West) MLA Jaleel Khan and Narayan Reddy, an MLC, declared that they are joining TDP. All the five have met AP Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu at his camp office in Vijayawada on Monday night and formally joined the party.

Naidu, who generally keeps away from such tactics, has finally succumbed to pressure from party seniors following the rude shock the TRS government gave to its Telangana unit by attaching 10 legislators out of its 15 members in that state. While the ball is in the Telangana Assembly speaker’s court, the stage is set in Andhra Pradesh for a similar exercise, this time targeting YSRCP.

In what seems to be a counter to the challenge of YSRCP chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy that he has the power to topple TDP government at any given time as many TDP legislators are in touch with him, the TDP unleashed its political one-upmanship and lifted the flood gates.

The first to fall is Nandyala MLA Bhuma Nagi Reddy and his daughter and Allagadda MLA Bhuma Akhila Priya; both prominent leaders of YSRCP. Dropping enough hints about his political aspirations, Nagi Reddy has quit the Public Accounts Committee  chairman post that accrued to him for being a member of Opposition here on Monday morning.

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