Former Minister and TDP Party In-charge for Nandyala constituency is planning to quit the TDP and likely to join Opposition YSRCP. According to reports, Silpa is going to join YSRCP within two days in the presence of YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
As TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu is going to allot Nandyala seat to Bhuma family in the by-election, Silpa seems to have decided to switch his loyalties from TDP to YSRCP. Silpa said to had got information that Naidu is going to give the seat to Bhuma family only. Upset with it, Silpa who share rivalry with Bhuma family is now going to join YSRCP and if all goes well, he may contest from YSRCP in Nandyala constituency.
The by-election is facilitated after its sitting MLA Bhuma Nagi Reddy passed away on March 12, 2017 due to a sudden cardiac arrest. Nagi Reddy had won in Nandyala in 2014 general elections on YSRCP ticket and later joined TDP. While he was expecting ministry in Chandrababu’s cabinet rejig, Bhuma had suffered heart attack and succumbed to it before the rejig.
So, Nandyala by-election is so crucial for both TDP and YSRCP. Both the parties are taking it prestigious. While TDP wants to win the by-election and come as vindicate from the allegations of defective politics, YSRCP wants to win back its constituency and give a severe jolt to TDP.