Two YSR Congress MPs back TDP

While three-time Nandyal MP S P Y Reddy joined TDP, his colleague Butta Renuka claimed that she has not joined TDP.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: May 25, 2014 8:44 pm

In a severe blow to YSR Congress Party, two of its MPs on Sunday backed rival TDP which is slatedto form the government in residual Andhra Pradesh.

While three-time Nandyal MP S P Y Reddy joined TDP, his colleague Butta Renuka from Kurnool constituency claimed that she has not joined TDP but will extend issue-based support to N Chandrababu Naidu-led party.

“I have joined TDP because BJP is ruling at the Centre and TDP is the ruling party in Seemandhra. I could better serve my constituency if I am with TDP,” Reddy said.

He claimed that he had not communicated to YSR Congress about his sudden decision to join TDP. He also dismissed allegation that he defected to TDP because of his strained relationship with YSR supremo, saying there was no difference of opinion between them. Briefing reporters after meeting Naidu, Renuka said she called on the TDP supremo for the development of her constituency.

“Today I have actually come to meet Chandrababu Naidu. My constituency needs his support for development…He (Naidu) accepted and agreed that he will give his support to my constituency,” she told reporters. Interestingly, both the YSRCP MPs called on Naidu separately. Renuka further clarified that she has not joined TDP.

“I have not joined the party (TDP)” she said. Asked whether she will be functioning as YSRCP member or a TDP parliamentarian, Renuka stated that she would extending issue based support.

With this, TDP, which has 16 Lok Sabha MPS, has got the support of two more MPs. Before Reddy’s decision to part ways, YSR Congress had nine MPs in Lok Sabha.

YSR Congress sources said Reddy by joining TDP attracts the anti-defection law. Lok Sabha officials said under Schedule 10 of the Anti-Defection law, Reddy can attract disqualification for which the party will have to move a petition to the Speaker for such action.

One of the grounds for defection is when a member voluntarily gives up membership of his party.

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  1. J
    May 26, 2014 at 5:31 am
    Shameless politics started by YSR only!!!!!!!!!! when he split the TRS party in 2006 where were you? in Anantapur ZP Elections when TDP won majority seats YSR kidnapped all of them and congi chairperson came, are you talking about shame? you have not voted to TDP and you are a hard core fan of YSR party and u have voted to them only,don't over react and what about Jagan's game plan when many tdp mla's in the past 5 years joined you people were very happy and claimed as viswasaneeyatha........ when the same boomeranged and started crying.......we are very happy that Mr.Naidu has come to power and not Jagan who has lot of cases (he will be in jail very soon). God IS THERE that'swhy Mr.Naidu has won and otherwisw what we will tell too our future generations about the first chief minister of Andhrapradesh? a thief, highly corrupt jagan? or good administrater Mr.Naidu? Mr.MOHAN, No people in andhra felt bad about TDP but some of hard core followers of YSR may feel bad beacuse they will never come to power in AP as Jagan will be in jail for rest of the life.............God is there and he blessed telugu people of AP by throwing Jagan&Co as well as Congress....
  2. J
    May 26, 2014 at 5:37 am
    We have shown our self respect by throwing the worst congress from out state by giving big ZERO in state embly as well as Parliament.People elected from YSR party realised with in 9 days about their leader and decided to change the party, what CBN can do? if somebody wanted to join his party where his party didn't do well but definitely re election will be there, here the point is not CBN but Mr.Jagan? why 2 out of 8 MPs are moving away from him just after 10 days of election results?Is there any problem with his personality? why people have rejected this person?
  3. D
    May 25, 2014 at 1:31 pm
    what happened to telugu people selfrespect? CBN allows this ,,, well he back stabbed his FIL what can you expect.
  4. S
    Suresh B
    May 26, 2014 at 8:44 am
    YSR did this when he was in power.
  5. S
    Suresh B
    May 26, 2014 at 8:43 am
    YSR did this when he was in power. you dont fault that?I am not saying that this is correct, this is immoral and unethical. But dont say that jail reddy is better in this aspect.CBN was the only option and I dont see jail reddy doing justice even as an opposition leader. He is unfit for politics.
  6. C
    May 25, 2014 at 1:16 pm
    Writing on the wall for AAP and for this party????? Voters/politicians are not fools !!!!! Jaihind
  7. M
    May 25, 2014 at 11:16 am
    People are seeing the most filthy politics of the era. TDP is at its peak in doing the shameless politics. We have realised that we have done a big mistake in electing TDP and CBN. We deserve this punishment for the next 5 years for voting TDP to power.
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