Former TDP Minister Adinarayana Reddy to join BJP

New Delhi: Three-time MLA and a former Minister in the previous Chandrababu Naidu government in Andhra Pradesh, senior leader Adinarayana Reddy is all set to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday.

Reddy was a Minister in the previous Andhra government, and was once considered to be a close aide of Naidu.

Reddy, however, had resigned from the primary membership of the TDP on September 12, and there were strong rumours of him joining the ruling YSR Congress.

But, the BJP General Secretary Sunil Devghar, who has been camping in the state for the past few months managed to woo Reddy to his party.

Sources in the BJP told IANS that Reddy has a huge influence in the Assembly seats of the Kadapa region. And with Reddy in the BJP, the party is seeking to improve its position in the area.