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2019-10-22T02:35:46.191Z22-10-2019 2019-10-22T02:35:36.135Z - - 30-03-2020
Three-time MLA and former cabinet minister in Chandrababu Naidu government, Adinarayana Reddy joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in presence of BJP's national working president JP Nadda in New Delhi on Monday. BJP's national general secretary, Arun Singh was also present on the occasion.
Reddy, a former MLA who won three times from Jammalamadugu constituency in Kadapa district said that he was deeply influenced by the policy decisions taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Criticising AP Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy, the former MLA said that Jagan was taking the state backwards and "In these circumstances, only BJP can improve the conditions in our state of Andhra Pradesh."
Considered a close aide of Chandrababu Naidu, Reddy resigned from TDP's primary membership on September 12. There have been rumours that he would join the ruling YSR Congress Party in Andhra Pradesh.
Reddy, in the run up to the 2014 elections joined YSRCP to contest the assembly elections but later crossed over to TDP after he was offered the post of Minister of Marketing in the first government of newly formed Andhra Pradesh. Reddy boasts of a huge influence in the assembly segments of Kadapa, an area that BJP is looking to target for the 2024 elections.
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