TDP MLA for the Rajampeta Assembly constituency of Andhra Pradesh M Mallikarjun Reddy today joined the YSR Congress Party at party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy's Lotus Pond office in Hyderabad on Tuesday.
Scores of his supporters also joined the YSR Congress Party.
The sudden decision of Reddy stunned TDP leaders. However, they maintained that there would not be any impact on the party by the defection.
The TDP leadership also reacted swiftly after the news of Reddy's defection spread across the State. Party supremo and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu suspended Reddy from the party after holding a meeting with his party leaders from the Rajampeta and Jammalamadugu Assembly constituencies at his residence.
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