Another YSR Cong MLA joins TDP in Andhra Pradesh; 15th in a row

Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu
MLA Budda Rajasekhar Reddy becomes the 15th member in the 'defection' order as he crossed over to the Telugu Desam (TDP) from YSR Congress.

At the "auspicious" time of 9.05 a.m, the Srisailam MLA met TDP supremo and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu at the latter's riverfront residence and got the yellow scarf adorned, marking his admission into the ruling party.

Rajasekhar was also the Kurnool district unit president of YSRC. He is the fourth MLA of YSRC from Kurnool district to defect to the TDP.

In fact, the defection of legislators from the lone opposition party to the ruling party started with two MLAs from Kurnool district on February 22.

Now, four MLAs in all have crossed over to the TDP, reducing the YSRC strength in the district to seven.

Kurnool district had been one of the bastions of the YSRC but now it appears to be crumbling.

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