Kandula Durgesh, followers join YSRCP

Hyderabad: Former MLC and Congress leader Kandula Durgesh formally joined the YSR Congress Party on Monday. Durgesh and his followers came to the Lotus Pond office of the party and formally joined the party. Party chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy wrapped party scarf around his shoulder.

His leaving Congress is considered a major blow to the Andhra Pradesh unit of the party. Durgesh till recently, was the president of the East Godavari DCC. Earlier, he said only the YSRCP has managed to win enough seats to give a tough fight to the TDP-BJP combine. He said he would work for the victory of the YSRCP in the 2019 elections. -NSS

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