Vanita, MLA from Gopalapuram in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, is the second legislator after Praveen Kumar Reddy of Tamballapalli in Chittoor district to be suspended from the party in the last two days.

Principal opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Wednesday suspended another MLA, Taneti Vanita, for indulging in “anti-party” activities.

Ms. Vanita, MLA from Gopalapuram in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, is the second legislator after Praveen Kumar Reddy of Tamballapalli in Chittoor district to be suspended from the party in the last two days.

Mr. Praveen was suspended from the TDP after he met YSR Congress president and Kadapa MP Jaganmohan Reddy in the Chanchalguda prison in Hyderabad on Tuesday.

The Gopalapuram legislator had recently criticised the TDP leadership for “ignoring” her and announced she was ready to quit the Chandrababu Naidu-led party.

With her political mentor and former TDP MLA Krishna Babu joining the YSR Congress, it was expected that Vanita would follow suit. YSR Congress sources said Vanita would join the fledgling outfit on November 4.

TDP sources said the party might soon press for disqualification of both Praveen and Vanita as legislators for overstepping the party line.

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