In an unexpected shock to Andhra Pradesh Water Resources Minister Devineni Umamaheshwara Rao, his brother Devineni Chandrasekhar joined the YSR Congress party on Monday. Vasantha Krishna Prasad along with Devineni Chandrasekhar met YSRCP president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy at his Lotus Pond residence in Hyderabad. YS Jagan welcomed Chandrashekar into the YSRCP party by offering the official party kanduva.
Speaking on this occasion, he said, “Due to several reasons, I have changed the party.” Stating that the ruling party’s exploitation is high, Devineni Chandrasekhar said that the extortion in the Pattiseema Irrigation project is excessive adding that the TDP leaders cannot be free from the cases.
Vasantha Krishna Prasad commented that Devineni Chandrasekhar became free from Devineni Uma similar to Vibhishan breaking free from Lanka. He added that Devineni Chandrasekhar will be working along with him in the upcoming elections. Accusing Minister Devineni Uma of trying to suppress them using his authority, Vasantha Krishna Prasad further said that with the Election Notification issued, the Minister’s misuse of power will come to an end. (NSS)