Hyderabad: Sources said Chief Minister and TD supremo Mr Chandrababu Naidu welcomed them into the party while the TD leaders congratulated them. On this occasion, the supporters of the leaders who joined the TD were present in large numbers.
Before the MLAs joined, the TD national president held discussions with party leaders from the respective Assembly constituencies and had conveyed to them that it had become necessary for the party to induct the MLAs keeping the party’s interests in mind.
Mr Shilpa Mohan Reddy, Mr Shilpa Chakrapani Reddy from Nandyal, former minister Mr Ramasubba Reddy and Ms Laxmi Devamma, wife of slain legislator P. Siva Reddy of Jammalamadugu, had met Mr Naidu about the new entrants.
They had said that it would be difficult to adjust with the newcomers who had been their political opponents in the faction-ridden constituencies.
“They have killed my husband and son, it will be difficult to adjust with such a person in Telugu Desam. We have lost everything and have became financially weak, but we will be in the TD forever, we respect Chandrababu Naidu's desire of strengthening the party," Ms Laxmi Devamma told the media.
Mr Naidu, meanwhile, convinced them that he would see that the interests of all the leaders were protected....