YSRC enticing BJP leaders 'sidelined' by TDP

Politician Vellampalli Srinivas is the latest one to quit the BJP after he was offered the MLC position by the YSRC. He will join the YSRC on Tuesday

YSRC enticing BJP leaders

The YSRC is trying to woo BJP state leaders, who are feeling sidelined by ally ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh, by  offering them MLC and other key positions in the party.

Politician Vellampalli Srinivas is the latest one to quit the BJP after he was offered the MLC position by the YSRC. He will join the YSRC on Tuesday.

Srinivas, during his resignation from the BJP, said the TDP was dictating terms to the BJP in the state and was insulting BJP leaders by not even considering them for temple committees.


"TD MPs N Siva Prasad and Rayapati Sambasiva Rao, MLA Bonda Umamaheshwara Rao and many other leaders were criticising Narendra Modi, but the BJP state leadership was not reacting to it," he said.

He stated that to stay back in the BJP was like giving up self-respect.

Srinivas also said the BJP leaders in the state were not even in a position to question the anti-democratic governance approach of the TDP.

The YSRC had now taken a chance of identifying such distressed leaders like Srinivas and is offering positions to lure them to join their hands with YSRC.

Meanwhile, TDP spokesman and MLA Bonda Umamaheswara Rao said that Srinivas has no recognition in the BJP, because of which the YSRC was able to take him.

YSRC MLA G Srikanth Reddy said it was a known fact to everyone that the BJP is being humiliated by the TDP.

“Even TDP leaders are willing to join hands with us, which the TDP and the BJP will witness very soon. The current alliance of the BJP and TDP is just because of their political benefits,” he said.