Ongole: YSR Congress MLAs Gottipati Ravi Kumar and Pothula Rama Rao are likely to switch over to the TD soon. They are in touch with CM and TD national president N. Chandrababu Naidu and awaiting the green signal. The CM is also in favour of their entry to the TD, sources said. However, a hitch is that former MP and Telugu Rytu state president Karanam Balarama Krishna Murthy was having disputes with Addanki MLA Gottipati Ravi Kumar for some time. The CM has to settle their disputes first. Similarly, Kandukur MLA Pothula Rama Rao will shift his loyalty to the TD. Both MLAs are in the granite business and need governmental support. They need to protect their cadre and their interests as well.
MLA and TD district president Damacherla Janardhan said, “Both are in touch with the party high command but it would take a little time to facilitate their entry.” to the TD.” Meanwhile, following green signal from the TD high command, Zilla Parishad vice-chairman and YSRC former district president Nukasa-ni Balaji has crossed ov-er to the TD. So did independent MLA Amanchi Krishna Mohan.