Former Congress MLA Malladi Vishnu Joins YSRCP

Having lost the 2014 State Assembly elections, Vishnu now wants to improve his sagging political fortunes.

Vijayawada: Erstwhile Congress MLA Malladi Vishnu has joined the YSR Congress Party on Thursday in presence of party chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy at Tummalapalli Kalakshetra in the city.

Hundreds of his followers followed suit.

Malladi Vishnu had earlier welcomed the YSRCP chief with a big rally at Gannavaram Airport.

Vishnu was VUDA chairman during late YS Rajashekara Reddy’s regime. In 2009, he contested from Vijayawada Central constituency on Congress ticket and won. He tried an encore in 2014 elections but lost.

He is now trying his fortunes with YSRCP, the main opponent of the ruling Telugu Desam Party.

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