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Fmr min joins YSRC hours after being named TDP candidate

Press Trust of India  |  Amaravati 

Hours after being named as the party candidate for the (Rural) Assembly seat, former shocked the ruling TDP by switching over to the opposition YSR on Saturday.

Reddy joined the YSRC in the presence of Y S Jaganmohan Reddy.

"I regret not having joined YSRC all these days. My aim is to make Jagan the of Andhra Pradesh," Reddy said on the occasion.

Reddy remained incommunicado since Thursday night when his candidature for the (Rural) seat was announced along with 125 others, by the

He was supposed to join the YSRC on Friday itself, but the tragedy in Jagan's family delayed the event.

The YSRC chief's uncle Y S Vivekananda Reddy was on Friday found dead under suspicious circumstances at his home in Pulivendula town in Kadapa district.

Following preliminary probe, the police said that the former and former MP, who was the brother of late former Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, was murdered.

Meanwhile, another TDP candidate from Ramachandrapuram in district is also said to be in talks with the YSRC.

He is a sitting MLA of the TDP and has been re-nominated for the April 11 election.

On the other hand, Kurnool who defected to the TDP in 2017 from the YSRC is also set to return to her parent party.

Renuka was denied the Kurnool Lok Sabha seat as former Union Minister joined the TDP from the

TDP also denied Renuka the ticket, leaving her sulking.

Former from district too joined the YSRC this afternoon.

She had earlier been with the TDP, erstwhile and later the

Since 2014, however, she remained an 'independent'.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 18:15 IST