Prominent Congress leader from Anakapalle in Visakhapatnam district Dantuluri Dileep Kumar joined the YSRCP on Thursday. A large number of his supporters also joined the party. YSRCP chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy welcomed him into the party at the central office in Lotus Pond by wrapping a party stole around his shoulders.
Speaking on the occasion, party district president Gudivada Amarnath said Dileep Kumar's joining will strengthen the party in Visakhapatnam district. Dilip Kumar said he would strive to strengthen YSRCP in the district as well as the state.
Former MPP of Amaravati Vempa Jwala Lakshmi Narasimha Rao too has joined the party on Thursday.