In a major blow to the Telugu Desam Party ahead of the 2019 general elections, former legislator and senior leader Challa Ramakrishna Reddy joined the YSR Congress Party here on Friday.
Reddy, who served as the chairman of Civil Supplies Corporation of Andhra Pradesh, was inducted into the party in the presence of YSRCP chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy
A senior leader from Kurnool district, Reddy was in Congress before 2014. After bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, he joined TDP.
Reddy had tendered his resignation in a letter to TDP chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on March 4.
He had also resigned from his position at the Civil Supplies Corporation of Andhra Pradesh on the same day.
On Thursday, another TDPMLA and prominent film actress Jayasudha and her son NiharKapoor joined the YSRCP.
Jayasudha after joining the party told the media "YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will be the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and I will work according to the guidelines of the party president. I am really happy to join YSRCP and it's like I am back to my home.
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