Andhra Pradesh politics took an interesting turn on Tuesday when three leaders from opposition parties joined the ruling YSR Congress party on Tuesday in the presence of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
The leaders who joined the YSR Congress are MLA Akula Satyanarayana, Jupudi Prabhakar Rao, and Dasu Venkatrao.
Former MLA Akula Satyanarayana left Pawan Kalyan’s Jana Sena Party (JSP) and
joined YSR Congress. Earlier, he was a BJP MLA from the Rajahmundry Assembly constituency. He had joined the JSP just before the 2019 Assembly elections in the state. However, he was defeated in the poll.
Speaking on his joining, Akula Satyanarayana, as quoted by ANI, said, “I liked the thoughts of Jagan Reddy and joined his party. Jagan is committed to fulfilling the manifesto promises and is already going ahead of fulfilling the promise of a liquor ban. I resigned from the JSP and joined YSRCP.”
Jupudi Prabhakar Rao is the former Chairman of Andhra Pradesh SC Corporation and TDP leader. He lauded Jagan Mohan Reddy’s government for their brilliant commitment to fulfill the poll promises. He said, “His government is functioning well. Jagan fought on public issues for 10 years before he became the Chief Minister. I have joined YSRCP without expecting any power or cabinet rank position.”