Angry YSRCP workers tear off suspended MLA Undavalli Sridevi’s posters in Tadikonda
Disgraced YSRCP MLA from Tadikonda in Guntur district Undavalli Sridevi, who was on Friday suspended by the party, is feeling the heat from angry YSRCP activists
AMARAVATI: Disgraced YSRCP MLA from Tadikonda in Guntur district Undavalli Sridevi, who was on Friday suspended by the party, is feeling the heat from angry YSRCP activists. A group of party workers descended on her office in Tadikonda on Saturday morning and tore off all the posters featuring her. They vandalised every flex banner installed in the vicinity of the suspended MLA’s office.
Raising slogans against the first-time MLA, they called her a “traitor of Dalits” for indulging in anti-party activities. Undavalli Sridevi was among the four YSRCP MLAs who were suspended by the party for allegedly cross-voting for the TDP candidate in the recently held MLC elections. Sridevi, incidentally, met Chief Minister and party president YS Jaganmohan Reddy along with her family at the latter’s Tadepalli residence a few hours before she participated in the voting on Thursday.
A few reports claimed that YS Jagan made it clear to Sridevi that she would not be re-nominated as the party candidate in the next Assembly elections. It is being speculated that Sridevi could have allegedly cross-voted for the TDP in retaliation, after realising that all the doors had closed for her within the YSRCP.
A doctor by profession, Sridevi was elected to the Assembly on her very first attempt in the 2019 elections. But she never enjoyed any cordial relations with any of the key leaders in her constituency since the time she became the legislator. She had a troubled history, especially with Nandigam Suresh, the party MP from Bapatla, considered a staunch loyalist of YS Jagan. Frequent open skirmishes with party leaders only proved the lack of her compatibility, prompting the party leadership to scout for a suitable replacement for her in the next elections.
Undavalli Sridevi vehemently denied allegations of her cross-voting but, despite that, the party cracked the whip against her after a thorough decoding of the voting pattern of its MLAs in the MLC elections.