If the speculations doing rounds in political and media circles of Vijayawada, three more MLAs belonging to YSR Congress party might shift their loyalties to the ruling Telugu Desam Party soon.
According to these reports, the three MLAs, all from Krishna district – Kokkiligadda Rakshna Nidhi from Tiruvuru, Meka Pratap Appa Rao from Nuziveed and Uppuleti Kalpana from Pamarru – had agreed to join the TDP, thanks to hectic lobbying by Krishna district party unit. They are waiting for the appointment of TDP president and chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu for appropriate time to don the yellow colour.
The YSR Congress party had won five MLA seats in Krishna district in 2014 elections. Of them, Jaleel Khan from Vijayawada East had alrady joined the TDP. If these three MLAs join the ruling party, the YSRC will be left with only one MLA – Kodali Nani from Gudivada in the entire district. It will definitely be a big blow to Jagan, say analysts.