The YSR Congress party received yet another boost in West Godavari district with the announcement of Kotagiri Sridhar, son of former Telugu Desam Party minister Kotagiri Vidyadhar Rao, deciding to join the camp of Y S Jaganmohan Reddy.
Sridhar met Jagan on Sunday and expressed willingness to join the YSRC. He held talks with other senior leaders of the party including Pilli Subhash Chandra Bose to discuss the strategy. Vidyadhar Rao was considered to be number two to N T Rama Rao while the TDP was in opposition.
Later speaking to media Sridhar said: “After seeing the way Jagan has been conducting his role as Leader of Opposition, I am very much impressed and am sure that he would become chief minister and win a mandate in the 2019 elections.”
He said he would be formally joining the YSR Congress party at a public meeting to be held at Dwaraka Tirumala in West Godavari district on January 29.
Subashchandra Bose who also spoke to the media said that Sridhar hails from a political family and has full grasp over the developments in West Godavri district and his presence would strengthen the party very much.