If the reports appearing in a section of media are to be believed, Telugu Desam Party is going to receive yet another rude jolt, this time in Kurnool district.
According to reports, former deputy chief minister and TDP strongman in Kurnool K E Krishna Murthy is all set to take a plunge into the YSR Congress party shortly.
Along with him, all his family members, including his brother and former minister K E Prabhakar would be joining the YSRC. Prabhakar has been made MLC by TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu in January 2018.
Sources said YSRC president and chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has given the green signal for the entry of KE family into the party.
Apparently, he has promised to nominate Krishna Murthy to Rajya Sabha in April next year, besides taking Prabhakar into the cabinet in the next reshuffle to be done after another two years.
In all probability, the KE family will bid adieu to the TDP and join the YSRC by this month-end.
The TDP, which could not win even a single assembly seat in Kurnool in this year’s assembly elections, is facing existential crisis in the district, as several leaders are making beeline to the YSRC in the post-election scenario.
While former MP Butta Renuka already defected to the YSRC before the elections, there are reports that the family of former Nandyal MP late S P Y Reddy and Gouru family also are sending feelers to the YSRC leadership expressing their interest to join the party.