The Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) has released the names of 25 candidates who will be contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in Andhra Pradesh. The party leadership has also announced the names of 175 aspiring MLAs for the Assembly Elections. YSR Congress Party president Jaganmohan Reddy retained two of the sitting MPs — PV Midun Reddy from Rajampet and YS Avinash Reddy from Kadapa. On Saturday, three top leaders have left the ruling party and joined the YSR Congress. Geetha, senior TDP leader Adala Prabhakar Reddy, former TDP MLC Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy, and Kurnool MP Butta Renuka have joined the YSR Congress in presence of party chief Jagan Mohan Reddy.
Here is the list of YSR Congress candidates for Lok Sabha Elections 2019
Here is the list of YSR Congress candidates for Andhra Pradesh Assembly polls
Srinivasulu Reddy sought to contest the Lok Sabha poll from Ongole, but the TDP wanted to field him from Nellore. Peeved, he quit the TDP and also the Council membership. Hours after being named as the party candidate for the Nellore (Rural) Assembly seat, former minister Aadala Prabhakar Reddy shocked the TDP by switching over to the YSRC.
Reddy joined the YSRC in the presence of party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy. "I regret not having joined YSRC all these days. My aim is to make Jagan the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh," Reddy said on the occasion.
Former MP and former minister Konathala Ramakrishna also returned to the YSRC on Saturday. He was one of the key leaders of the YSRC during its formative years, but subsequently quit the party after TDP leader Dadi Veerabhadra Rao joined it. Konathala had since been fighting on the issues related to north coastal Andhra.