Kishore Chandra Deo, prominent Congress leader and former union minister resigned to Congress party. He told, he has taken this decision after lot of deliberation. Given his 4 decade long association with Congress, the party bigwigs might be disappointed with his announcement. But as there is no future for the Congress in the state post-bifurcation, he also doesn’t have choice except to leave the party. But as per the reports, Kishore also planning to join TDP soon.
Kishore Chandra Deo Background:
Kishore Chandra Deo belongs to the Konda Dora scheduled tribe community, and is from a family of tribal hill chiefs. has been elected to the Lok Sabha for five times, and has also held one term in the Rajya Sabha. He was a member of the Lok Sabha representing the Araku (ST) constituency during 2009-2014. From July 2011 to May 2014, he was the Union Cabinet Minister for Tribal Affairs & Panchayati Raj. He was also Minister of State for Steel, Mines and Coal in the Central Cabinet during 1979-80. However, in 2014 elections, he contested from Araku MP constituency but lost, thanks to AP bifurcation decision of Congress.
Kishore’s reasons for quitting Congress:
Kishore Chandra Deo didn’t make any sensational comments or negative comments while quitting Congress. In fact he never made such comments in his entire political career. He now told that, he has been pondering for so long about quitting Congress. He also told that current position of the party in AP also the reason for his decision.
He is also planning to join TDP?
Recently Kotla Surya Prakash Reddy differed with Congress high command’s decision of going alone in 2019 elections and he may soon join TDP officially. Several other YSRCP leaders also leaving the party and joining TDP. Super star Krishna’s brother Adi Sheshagiri’s Rao entry into TDP is almost confirmed. Now, given the good relations Kishore and his family have with TDP leader Ashok Gajapathi Raju, many are predicting Kishore to join TDP soon. It seems TDP leaders have already been in touch with Kishore Chandra Deo.
However, his political rival Shatrucharla already joined TDP in 2014 and contested the election from Srikakulam district (Pathapatnam) but lost. However, many feel, this is not a big obstacle for Kishore to join TDP, as both of these leaders were in same Congress party earlier.
We will have to wait and see which party Kishore will be joining.