TDP MP from Amalapuram Pandula Ravindra Babu today resigned from the party and joined the YSR Congress Party.
He met YSRCP chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy and joined the party in the presence of Reddy, Rajya Sabha MP V Vijaysai Reddy and Avanthi Srinivasa Rao, who had also joined the party last week.
Ravindra Babu is a former central services officer, and was elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time in 2014. He represents the Amalapuram (SC) constituency in East Godavari district.
Speaking to mediapersons after meeting Jagan, Babu said that he was happy to have joined the YSRCP, and that it felt like a homecoming. He criticized Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu for "jettisoning" the people of Andhra Pradesh in the name of a special economic package, and for his "U-turn" on the special category status for AP.
He also showed his resignation letter to the media.
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