Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Kurnool MP from YSRCP Butta Renuka is joining the TDP today in presence of the Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu in Vijayawada.
YSRCP Central Committee member and former MLA Kothakota Prakash Reddy is also joining the TDP along with her according to informed sources. Speculation was rife that Renuka would join the ruling party ever since she called on Panchayat Raj Minister and TDP National general secretary Nara Lokesh at the State guest house in Kurnool in July.
Renuka, a native of Yemmiganur constituency in Kurnool district made her political entry in 2014 and entered the 16th Lok Sabha. Soon after her outcome, her husband Butta Neelakantham, Chairman and MD of Butta Group joined the TDP but stayed away from ruling party programmes. Renuka (46) is keen on re-contesting the seat but was said to have been asked by the YSRCP leadership to contest for the Assembly from Yemmiganur segment. It is said to be one of the factors leading to her decision to quit the YSRCP.