• search
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

YSR Congress MP Butta Renuka joins TDP


Amaravati, October 17: TDP supremo and Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu formally welcomed the Kurnool MP Butta Renuka and her followers into the party at his camp residence in Amaravati on Tuesday morning.

YSR Congress MP Butta Renuka. Courtesy: ANI news

Renuka is the second YSRC MP to switch sides to the TDP after S P Y Reddy of Nandyal, also in Kurnool district.

The YSRC had petitioned the Lok Sabha speaker against Reddy and sought his disqualification under the Anti-Defection Law but the plea has been pending for over three years.

The YSRC alleged that the ruling party lured the Kurnool MP with offers of money.

The party had eight MPs in the Lok Sabha from Andhra Pradesh after the 2014 elections but the number has now fallen to six.

Renuka, a businesswoman and relatively new to politics, tried to join the TDP soon after her election in May 2014, following in the footsteps of her colleague Reddy.

But the YSRC leadership prevailed upon the Lok Sabha member and convinced her not to leave the Jaganmohan Reddy-led outfit.

She, however, continued to maintain a close relationship with TDP leaders over the years.

"I am happy to associate with the TDP for development of the state. The chief minister has been striving to develop the state after all the turmoil caused by the bifurcation," Renuka told reporters in the presence of Naidu.

The chief minister appreciated her for joining hands with him in the development process.

TDP sources said Renuka would organise a public meeting in Kurnool soon.


For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more