Kurnool, February 11
It seems that Telugu Desam Party chief and AP Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu’s discussions with some party members did not bare fruits, as a few leaders are busy making arrangements to join YSR Congress.Party circles are abuzz with the news that Allagadda party incharge Gangula Prabhakar Reddy is ready to join YSRCP on February 15.
It was also known that former minister Silpa Mohan Reddy and his brother and party district president Silpa Chakrapani Reddy of Nandyala; a dissatisfied leader of Kodumuru is also considering defecting to the other party.
YSR Congress, which won 11 assembly and two MP seats during the last general elections, became weak for some time and is again gaining strength. A former minister has reportedly held discussions with party chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy and is waiting for the right time.
Five of the 11 MLAs YSR Congress leaders, who won the last elections, have joined the ruling TDP. This resulted in dissatisfaction in several constituencies and the party seniors failed to convince the leaders.
Deputy Chief Minister K E Krishna Murthy also spoke with several leaders but in vain. When Chandrababu also failed to cajole these leaders, they were left to their own decision.
When news came that Nandyala MLA Bhuma Nagireddy will get a berth in cabinet expansion, his opponent and Allagadda TDP incharge Gangula Prabhakar Reddy decided to join YSRCP.
Silpa brothers of Nandyala also discussed with Chandrababu and they have not announced their future course of action till date.
There is an on going feud between Kodumuru MLA Mani Gandhi, party incharge Vishuvardhan Reddy which is increasing in magnitude. Vishnu alleged that the MLA is pressuring the officials not to issue pensions and other welfare schemes to his supports. If the same situation continues, then Vishnu is reportedly thinking of defecting from the party.
TDP is now in crisis as many of its dissatisfied leaders are considering defecting the party and joining other parties.