Hyderabad, Jan.22 (NSS): Ruling TDP MLA from Rajampeta Assembly segment of Andhra Pradesh M. Mallikarjun Reddy today joined the YSRCP at the Jaganmohan Reddy’s Lotus Pond office here on Tuesday.
Scores of his supporters have also joined the YSR Congress Party. The sudden decision of Mallikarjun Reddy stunned the TDP leaders. However, the ruling party leaders maintained that there would not be any impact on the party by defection of Mallikarjun Reddy to YSRCP. The party leadership also reacted swiftly after the news of Reddy’s defection spread across the State.
TDP supremo and Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu suspended Mallikarjun Reddy from the party after holding a meeting with his party leaders from Rajampeta and Jammalamadugu Assembly segments at his residence. (NSS)