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Sai Reddy quits YSRCP and may join BJP?

Sai Reddy quits YSRCP and may join BJP?

In less than a fortnight after the YSR Congress Party led by YS Jagan Mohan Reddy suffered a major setback in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly and Lok Sabha elections, rumors started emerging in the party.

According to highly placed sources, several YSRCP leaders are waiting for an opportunity to quit the party and are looking for greener pastures elsewhere.

Most of them are said to be from Nellore and Prakasam districts, who are not happy with the way the party fared in the recent elections in the state.

But the most shocking news for Jagan, if it happens, would be from party general secretary V. Vijay Sai Reddy, who had been his trusted lieutenant until recently.

Apparently, Sai Reddy is terribly angry with Jagan’s attitude even after the debacle in the recent elections.

According to the sources, Sai Reddy feels sidelined within the party and Jagan has long since stopped consulting him on crucial issues but is still dependent on Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy and Dhanunjay Reddy, who were calling the shots in the selection of candidates and reshuffling of candidates. and campaign strategies.

On the party side too, Jagan mainly relied on his uncle YV Subba Reddy and loyalist Chevireddy Bhaskar Reddy.

What irritated Sai Reddy the most was the way Jagan forced him to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Nellore, which did not interest him.

He was aware that he would lose the elections because he was never a popular leader. After he lost the elections, Jagan started taking him cold.

During the recent meeting of the MPs, Jagan gave a rude shock to Sai Reddy by declaring Subba Reddy as the parliamentary party leader of the YSRC, indicating that he would have to work under Subba Reddy.

There were already differences between Sai Reddy and Subba Reddy ever since Jagan removed the former from the party leadership in Visakhapatnam and North Andhra districts and entrusted the responsibilities to Subba Reddy.

Now, with the latest development, Sai Reddy has realized that he no longer has any stake in the YSRCP and it is better for him to look for better options.

Sources said he is considering shifting allegiance to the Bharatiya Janata Party if he gets permission from the top brass of the BJP.

Needless to say, Sai Reddy has developed a lot of influence in New Delhi over the past decade and was an MP who has greater access to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his PMO and the other top BJP leaders including Amit Shah.

So it may not be difficult for him to participate in the saffron festival.