Jagan storm appears to be in full swing. With his padyatra, the image of his party has improved. Whatever may be the reasons, the resentment against Chandrababu government is on the rise. Many leaders are joining YSRCP. Sometime back, in Krishna district when Vasanta Nageswara Rao’s son Vasanta Krishna Prasad was joining the ranks of YSRCP, the party received another good news. Former chief minister Nedurumalli Janardhan Reddy’s son Nedurumalli Ramkumar Reddy is also getting ready to join YSRCP. The YSRCP hopes this will further strengthen the party in Nellore district.
YSRCP is already strong in Nellore. Recently, the party received a shot in the arm with Pemireddy Prabhakar Reddy joining its ranks. There were and there are still speculations of Anam brothers joining YSRCP. Meanwhile, from Nedurumalli family which has its stronghold in Venkatagiri constituency, Ramkumar Reddy is coming to the YSRCP and this has added to enthusiasm in the party. Today on the fourth death anniversary of Nedurumalli Janardhan Reddy, Ramkumar Reddy announced that he will contest the coming elections from Venkatagiri constituency. He is getting ready to join YSRCP in August. Nedurumalli family was silent for last four years. After the state’s division, the family was giving more time for business. Nedurumalli Rajyalaxmi worked as minister during Congress rule. She represented Venkatagiri constituency. Nedurumalli family, which once used to call shots in Nellore district, over the years lost its grip. Nedurumalli Rajyalaxmi was elected from this constituency in 1999 and 2004. TDP later snatched this seat. In 2009 and 2014, TDP candidate K. Ramakrishna was elected from here.
Nedurumalli is preparing to regain the lost ground in its former stronghold Venkatagiri. In the last elections, K. Lakshminarayana contested as YSRCP candidate but lost. YSRCP has promised to Nedurumalli Ramkumar Reddy that if he joins the party he will get the ticket in the next elections. In this context, Ramkumar Reddy is preparing to join YSRCP in August. With elections nearing, the influx into YSRCP is making the party leaders happy. While Ramkumar Reddy’s date of joining the party is yet to fixed, it is sure that he is joining the party.