ANDHRA PRADESH

BJP leader joins TDP

Correspondent

KAKINADA: Senior BJP leader and former district BJP president, A.P.R. Choudary, joined the Telugu Desam Party at a simple function held at the district TDP office here on Thursday.

The TDP organising secretary and former MLA, Vanamadi Venkateswerarao, handed the membership certificate to Choudary. Former Municipal Chairmen -- Beeraka Chandrasekhar and Jyohtula Seetharamamurthy-- party secretary Yanamadala Ravi were also present.

Speaking to newsmen, Choudary said that he had to quit the BJP with which he was associated for the past three decades as it was not in a position to provide be an affective alternative to Congress.