Narasimham, a leader of the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and member of the Lok Sabha from Kakinada, along with his wife Vani met YSRCP chief Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy at his Lotus Pond residence here and joined the party.
Narasimham alleged that despite serving the TDP for a long time, he was insulted in the party and this made him quit and join the YSRCP. His decision came after Chief Minister and TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu turned down the demand for a ticket to his wife to contest the Assembly elections from Peddapuram constituency.
Potluri Vara Prasad, popularly known as PVP, also joined the YSRCP. Jagan welcomed him into the party.
He had tried to get a TDP ticket to contest from Vijayawada in the 2014 elections but did not succeed.
Simultaneous elections to the 175-member Andhra Pradesh Assembly and all the 25 Lok Sabha seats in the state are scheduled in a single phase on April 11.
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