Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu is learnt to have given green signal to admit the “JC Brothers” of Anantapur district – J C Diwakar Reddy and J C Prabhakar Reddy into his party.
However, the former chief minister put a condition that his party cannot field JC Prabhakar Reddy from Anantapur Lok Sabha constituency as demanded, but would give him ticket to contest from Tadipatri Assembly constituency.
The JC brothers’ entry into the TDP was made easy as Rapthadu MLA Paritala Sunitha and former MP Kaluva Srinivasulu, who had earlier threatened to quit the party if JC brothers were admitted into the party, relented and compromised with JC Brothers.
Earlier in the day, the TDP supremo held a meeting with party leaders of Anantapur district and workers of Tadipatri Assembly constituency at his residence here.
Naidu conferred with them following reports that JC brothers of Congress party were contemplating to join the TDP. In the meeting, the discussion was mainly on admission of JC brothers into the party.
Barring Paritala Sunitha and Kalva Srinivasulu and their followers, the TDP cadre were in favour of JC brothers entering the party.
Reports also stated there was leadership vacuum in Tadipatri constituency and the workers were welcoming the decision of JC brothers to join TDP so that it would boost the strength of the party in the constituency.