Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao with five others to change loyalties
December 25, 2013 - Hyderabad
Minister for State for Interments and Infrastructure Ganta Srinivasa Rao is all set to join the TDP along with other four MLAs in the district in the next month according to sources.
A senior TDP functionary said that Ganta Srinivasa Rao who represents Anakapalli Assembly constituency, Avanti Srinivasa Rao of Bhimili, Panmchakarla Ramesh Babu of Pendurty and Chintalapudi Venkataramaiah of Gajuwaka along with UV Ramana Murty are planning to join TDP on January 17 as by then a clear picture of bifurcation would emerge.
Presence of TDP chief indicates
The very presence of the TDP president Nara Chandrababu Naidu at the minister's daughter's wedding on Wednesday and a huge turn of those party functionaries confirm the likely action of Ganta Srinivasa Rao. It is understood that the TDP chief has given an assurance of Anakapalli ticket to Ganta.
The allotment of seats to Ganta and his team of MLAs would depend upon the TDP's alliance with the BJP for which Naidu is making all round efforts.