Ongole MP Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy resigns from YSR Congress; son to contest as MP

Ongole MP Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy resigned from the YSR Congress and fielding his son Raghava Reddy as MP candidate from TDP

Ongole MP Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy resigns from YSR Congress; son to contest as MP

ONGOLE: Ongole MP Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy on Wednesday resigned from YSR Congress party. He has been denied ticket by the YSR CVongress and Chandragiri MLA Chevireddy Bhaskara Reddy has been made incharge of Ongole LOk Sabha seat on behalf of the party.

Magunta's resignation has been in the offing for quite some time, though head told Nellore MP Adala Prabhakara Reddy that he would not leave the party. Magunta was TDP MP from Ongole earlier. Again, he might cross over to the TDP and field his son Raghava Reddy as the MP candidate from Ongole. He asserted that he decided to field his son as MP candidate in the elections.

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Both Srinivasulu Reddy and Raghava Reddy have been named as accused in the Delhi Liquor Scam. And, both have turned approvers. Raghava Reddy was jailed by the Enforcement DIrectorate and was released on bail after he had truned approver.

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Srinivasulu Reddy, who had expected that he would get a renewed nomination on behalf of the YSR Congress, however, was disappopinted with the decision of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minioster Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy who elected to field Chevireddy Bhasakara Reddy from Ongole Lok Sabha seat.

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If the TDP is entering into an electoral alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Srinivasulu Reddy's proposal to field Raghava Reddy as an MP candidate from Ongole might casue an embarrassment to TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu.

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For, the MP and his son were accused and then turned approvers in the Delhi Liquor Policy case filed by the EED that directly reports into BJP veteran and Home Minister Amit Shah. The BJP may also not like this arrangement, especially when it is baying for the blood of Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Admi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal.

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