Hyderabad, March 8 IANS | 8 months ago

Congress leader and former minister Galla Aruna Kumari and her industrialist son Galla Jayadev Saturday joined Telugu Desam Party (TDP).

Aruna Kumari along with her supporters formally joined TDP in the presence of party chief and former chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu at the party office here.

The minister for mines in Kiran Kumar Reddy's cabinet, she said she was hurt by the manner in which the Congress divided Andhra Pradesh and hence decided to quit the party and join the TDP.

Jayadev, vice chairman and managing director of Amara Raja Batteries Ltd, said he believed only Chandrababu Naidu can develop Seemandhra (residuary Andhra Pradesh).

The Galla family hails from Chittoor, the native district of Naidu in Rayalaseema region.

Aruna Kumari was elected to the Andhra Pradesh assembly from Chandragiri three times and served as a minister under different chief ministers since 2004.

Jayadev, who worked as political manager to his mother, is reportedly keen to contest from Guntur constituency in coastal Andhra.

He was an aspirant for Congress ticket to contest assembly by-election from Tirupati in 2012 but the leadership refused to field him.

Aruna Kumari is the third minister of Kiran Reddy's cabinet to join the TDP after the bill for bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh was passed in parliament last month. Earlier, T. G. Venkatesh and G. Srinivasa Rao quit Congress to join TDP.

(Posted on 08-03-2014)

Share This Page:

Post your comments

Information on States of India:

Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Arunachal Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal


Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |


Alappuzha | Ernakulam | Idukki | Kannur | Kasaragod | Kollam | Kottayam | Kozhikode | Malappuram | Palakkad | Pathanamthitta | Thiruvananthapuram | Thrissur | Wayanad |


Airports of India | Districts of India | India Pilgrim Centers | Tourism Map of India | National Highways in India | India Railway Routes |


Ahmadabad | Bangalore | Chennai | Coimbatore | Delhi | Hyderabad/Secunderabad | Kochi | Kolkata | Mumbai | Pondicherry | Pune | Surat |