TDP spokesperson Lanka Dinakar joins BJP
Earlier, TDP Rajya Sabha MPs -- YS Chowdary, C M Ramesh, T G Venkatesh, all from Andhra Pradesh, and G Mohan Rao who hails from Telangana, had on Thursday claimed to have merged themselves with the BJP.Updated: Jun 27, 2019 08:18 IST
In a major blow to Telugu Desam Party (TDP) its spokesperson Lanka Dinakar on Wednesday quit the party and joined the BJP in the presence of its working president JP Nadda at party headquarters here.
“I am very to happy to join BJP today. I want to walk on the path shown by PM Modi, Amit Shah ji and Nadda ji to fulfill the aspiration of our nation. I will do my level best for the party in the state of Andra Pradesh,” Dinakar told ANI.
Dinakar also submitted his resignation to TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu.
“I, Lanka Dinakar, herewith submitting my resignation for my position in the party as National Spokesperson and primary membership of the party after unanimous decision of my family members,” the resignation letter stated.
Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) Rajya Sabha member, Ram Kumar Kashyap and former MP AP Abdullakutty also joined the BJP today.
Earlier, TDP Rajya Sabha MPs -- YS Chowdary, C M Ramesh, T G Venkatesh, all from Andhra Pradesh, and G Mohan Rao who hails from Telangana, had on Thursday claimed to have merged themselves with the BJP. They later joined the BJP in presence of its Woking President J P Nadda.
This comes a month after TDP was decimated to just 23 seats in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly election while Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSRCP got an absolute majority by winning 151 out of 175 seats. In Lok Sabha too, TDP could win only 3 seats in the recent elections.
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First Published: Jun 27, 2019 08:18 IST