Telugu Desam Party legislator from Gannavaram in Krishna district, Vallabhaneni Vamsi Mohan, had finally quit the TDP and Assembly seat. He had sent his resignation letter to party president N Chandrababu Naidu in the mobile stating the reasons for his resignation. The MLA also announced that he would quit active politics for the time being.
It was just two days ago, Vamsi had met Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy at Tadepalli residence accompanied by Ministers Perni Nani and Kodali Nani. He announced that he would make his decision after Diwali, after consulting his supporters. However, on Diwali, he had sent his resignation letter and went into hiding, not being available to anyone including the TDP leaders.
He said he was under pressure from the ruling YSR Congress leaders from his own constituency where the ruling party incharge was having greater say in administration than he being the MLA. He was not able to do justice to the people who voted him and hence quitting both Assembly and politics as well.
Vamsi was elected on TDP ticket in the 2019 general elections by a margin of a little over 800 votes. He was initially planning to join the YSR Congress before the elections but for various reasons, it did not work in his favour. It is said that he is now under pressure from the ruling party for the irregularities that he had committed during the elections.
It is said that he had issued fake house site pattas to over 12,500 families in his constituency just before the elections. The revenue officials have found that the house site pattas were fake and have filed cases against him. He is now sought after by the Gannavaram police and the TDP leadership is not in a position to help him.
Vamsi is finding his future like that of late Kodela Sivaprasada Rao and former MLA Chintamaneni Prabhakar and is completely upset with the politics. Chintamaneni is in jail facing several cases. Sources say that the chief minister had told Vamsi that he has to face the cases and come out clean before joining the ruling party. It is said that he would not be able to face the cases and had finally decided to quit active politics.
Though Chandrababu Naidu extended support to him, Vamsi is not ready to continue any more in the given situation. It is to be seen what turn these developments would take in the next couple of weeks, particularly in the light of his resignation.