In the season of leaving parties and joining oppositions, the ruling Telugu Desam Party in Andhra Pradesh received its shock too. Its Lok Sabha member, Pandula Ravindra Babu from Amalapuram quit the party to join the main opposition YSR Congress on Monday.
On Monday, former cricketer, Kirti Azad who is an Ex-BJP Member joined Congress.
Ravindra Babu is the 2nd TDP MP after Anakapalli MP M Srinivasa Rao to join the YSRC in the last one week.
Chirala MLA Amanchi Krishna Mohan had last week quit the TDP to join the Jaganmohan Reddy-led party.
Formerly a Central services officer, Ravindra Babu was elected to the Lok Sabha in 2014 for the first time.
He was reported to be dissatisfied with the TDP may not fielding him again from Amalapuram.
After meeting Reddy, he said that he was happy to have joined the YSRC and it was like homecoming for him.
He then criticized Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu for ditching the people of AP under the pretext of a special economic package after several flip-flops on special category status.
He further took a dig at him saying that ultimately the state couldn’t get anything from the Centre only because of Naidu.
Finally, he said that the state will not prosper as long Chandrababu Naidu remains as the CM.