Shilpa Mohan Reddy Quits TDP, To Join YSRCP On 14
Kurnool: Shilpa Mohan Reddy ended the speculations and decided to join YSRCP in second week of this month, probably June 14. After a series of meetings with his close aides and followers, Shilpa Mohan Reddy finally decided to say goodbye to the ruling party, TDP.
There was a Tom and Jerry game between AP CM Naidu and Shilpa Mohan Reddy on Nandyala seat and a disgusted Shilpa decided to leave Naidu aside and decided to hug YSRCP.
This is a first major blow to the ruling party after elections as Shilpa is one of the prominent leaders of the TDP in Kurnool district.
Due to the sudden demise of Bhuma Nagi Reddy, by-poll in Nadyala has become necessary and Bhuma’s family members expected the seat from TDP and Naidu is also compelled to give seat with an idea of encasing the sympathy factor. Later on , political changes witnessed in Kurnool district with Akhila Priya joining cabinet and started aiming guns against Jagan with the help of Naidu.
Shilpa Mohan Reddy who contested against Bhuma on the TDP ticket in 2014 expected the same from Naidu which did not happen until now. With patience running out, Mohan Reddy decided to quit TDP and formally join YSRCP on June 14th.
Interesting point in this turn is Bhuma contested on YSRC against Shilpa from TDP in previous elections, but now Shilpa getting shifted into YSRCP, we have to see whio will be TDP’s candidate for by-poll.
Recently at the party plenary in Kurnool, Katasani Rami reddy declared that Rajgopla Reddy will contest the Nandyala by-poll on YSRCP ticket. This is a rude shock to Akhila Priya who was trying to make the contest unanimous by making use of the sentiment in the name of her deceased father Bhuma Nagi Reddy.
As per ruling party sources, Bhuma Brahmananda Reddy’s name is as good as confirmed as a TDP candidate. This move by YSRCP could not be digested by TDP as Rajgopal reddy who is Nandyala YSRC in-charge is father-in-law of TDP’s candidate Brahmananda Reddy.
This by-poll is taking twists and turns and the battle will be more interesting and the result will give the winning party an upper hand in Kurnool district politics as far as the 2019 elections are concerned.