Vijayawada

Anam brothers join TDP

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu welcoming former Minister Anam Ramnarayan Reddy and his brother Anam Vivekananda Reddy into the Telugu Desam party at his residence in Vijayawada on Wednesday. —Photo: By Arrangement  

After former Minister Botsa Satyanarayana, it is now the turn of Anam brothers to leave the Congress.

While, Mr. Satyanarayana joined YSR Congress - the opposition party, Anam brothers chose to join the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP), causing a considerable dent to the beleaguered Congress party in the State.

Former Minister and senior leader Anam Ramanarayana Reddy on Wednesday joined the TDP along with his brother and former MLA Anam Vivekananda Reddy. TDP president and Chief Minister N.Chandrababu Naidu welcomed the Anam brothers into the party fold at his residence here.

Municipal Administration Minister P. Narayana and TDP MLC Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy accompanied the Anam brothers to the Chief Minister’s residence here .

“We are joining the Telugu Desam not for any political gain but after being inspired by Mr. Naidu’s vision and commitment to develop the State,” Mr. Ramanarayana reportedly said.

The decision to join the TDP was not taken overnight, elaborate discussions were held with party activists and followers in Nellore district. The objective was to do our bit for developing the State, he said.

Both Mr. Ramanarayana Reddy and Mr. Vivekananda Reddy have considerable influence in Nellore district and their decision to quit the Congress was loss to the party in the State.

On the contrary, Telugu Desam is set to gain from their entry into the party. Municipal Administration Minister P. Narayana, who is believed to be instrumental in getting the Anam brothers into TDP, said the duo presence would strengthen the party in Nellore district.

Despite its strong wave and incredible performance in the last general elections, the Telugu Desam had won only three MLA seats out of the 10 in Nellore district.


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