Kurnool: Opposition party chief Jagan Mohan Reddy who has been planning to shock the ruling with his marathon padayatra in the state faces a big jolt before he could even start the tour of the state.
Kurnool sitting MP Butta Renuka decided to quit the party and defect to the ruling Telugu desam party. After meeting party's second and IT Minister Nara Lokesh she said that she is not given prominence by Jagan. She has officially joined the TDP just a while ago accompanied by Kothakota Prakash Reddy.
With this, Jagan Reddy lost all strength in Kurnool. Meanwhile there is another story doing rounds on Renuka's jumping. It seems Jagan wanted to field Kotla Surya Prakash Reddy as MP from Kurnool and wanted Renuka to contest as MLA in the next election. This did not sit well with the MP and prompted her to look for alternative before the next election.
But is Renuka guaranteed the MP seat from Kurnool in 2019? Is she hopeful of winning the seat on another party's ticket? Had she not thought about these.