YSRCP president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy’s decision to nominate OBCs and minorities for key assembly and parliamentary constituencies has caused dissatisfaction among prominent Reddy leaders in Ongole and Prakasam districts.
Former minister and Ongole MP Balineni Srinivas Reddy is unhappy for not being consulted regarding candidate selection in Prakasam district. Additionally, four to five Reddys in Prakasam and neighboring Nellore are considering leaving the party.
Reports suggest that Rajya Sabha member Vemireddy Prabhakar Reddy, a staunch supporter of Jagan, is preparing to resign from the party. His discontent stems from Jagan’s nomination of Mohd Khaleel, deputy mayor of Nellore corporation, for the Nellore Lok Sabha seat, a candidate opposed by Vemireddy.
Vemireddy, who advocated for his wife’s candidacy in Nellore (city), is disheartened by Jagan’s lack of acknowledgment for his financial and party contributions. Despite attempts by YSRCP leaders to reconcile with Vemireddy, he remains uninterested in staying with the party.
If Vemireddy leaves, other Reddys in the districts may follow suit. Notably, MLA Mekapati Chandrasekhar Reddy and MLA Kotamreddy Sridhar Reddy have already switched to the TDP. Similarly, MP Adala Prabhakar Reddy, despite being named as the YSRCP candidate for Nellore (rural) seat, is likely to depart from the party.
In Prakasam, MLA Manukota Maheedhar Reddy from Kandukuru and MP Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy from Ongole are also considering leaving the party. The exodus of Reddys could significantly impact the party’s prospects in the two districts, analysts predict.
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