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TDP MLC quits party in AP, to join YSRC

Press Trust of India  |  Amaravati (AP) 

MLC Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy Thursday resigned from the ruling Telugu Desam Party reportedly because he was denied ticket for the seat in the April 11 election and announced he would join the opposition YSR

Reddy previously served as MP as a member of the He had quit in 2014 and joined the TDP, but lost in the then elections.

He was subsequently made a member of the Legislative Council.

Our family has a special attachment with late Y S Rajasekhara Reddy. In deference to the wishes of my well-wishers and supporters, I have decided to join the YSR Congress, Reddy announced in Ongole, after sending his resignation letter to the TDP state K K Venkata Rao.

Reddy is said to be upset after TDP N Chandrababu Naidu chose Sidda Raghava Rao for the parliament seat.

Interestingly, Rao himself was unwilling to jump into the fray but Naidu was said to have prevailed upon him.

Still, uncertainty looms over the TDPs choice for the Ongole seat.

In the run up to the simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha and the state assembly, three MPs, three MLAs and an MLC have so far quit the TDP to join the YSRC, even as both parties are struggling to finalise candidates for the polls.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 18:05 IST