YSR Congress party finally managed to bring Nandyal TDP MLC Silpa Chakrapani Reddy into the party. In a major setback to TDP ahead of the Nandyal by-election, Chakrapani Reddy announced resignation to his MLC post and the ruling party. He cited that he is switching to the YSRCP as he is not being given enough importance in the ruling party.
Chakrapani Reddy faxed his resignation letter to the TDP office. He will be meeting YSRCP chief Jagan Mohan Reddy in Hyderabad on Wednesday. He will be joining the opposition party officially tomorrow in Nandyal.
The defection seemed obvious after his brother Silpa Mohan Reddy switched to YSRCP and is now named as the candidate for the Nandyal by-poll.
Chakrapani Reddy, a senior leader from Kurnool, was elected as MLC under local bodies’ quota took oath in May on a TDP ticket.