Hyderabad: Former Circle Inspector from Anantpuram Gorantla Madhav joined the YSR Congress Party in the presence of the YRCP leader YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, who welcomed him into the party fold on Saturday.
Speaking to the media after joining the party, he said that he was very happy to join the party on the day the Constitution of the country came into effect and that he was drawn to the party because of the party leader YS Jagan Mohan Reddy's ideology and sincerity. He also said that YS Jagan's stance in involving and encouraging BCs and people from the weaker sections into politics. YS Jagan’s commitment to fight for the weaker sections was another major reason that inspired him to join the YSRCP.
Gorantla who is from Kurnool district joined the police force in 1996 as an SI and worked in Kurnool, YSR Kadapa and Ananatpur districts. The feisty cop had created a sensation when he stood against Anantapur MP J C Diwakar Reddy, who made objectionable remarks on the police personnel’s behaviour during the Prabhodananda Ashram issue at Tadipatri.
Madhav who belongs to Kurubala BC caste which has a sizable representation of voters in the Hindupur Lok Sabha segment, is aspiring to contest from that constituency.
Meanwhile YSRCP State Secretary, M Krishnappa asked the people of Andhra Pradesh not to fall for the Chandrababu Naidu's words and said that the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh has asked the BCs in the state to be wary of the sops being showered by him just before elections . He said that YS Jagan Mohan Reddy had true love for the BCs and that is why he even constituted a BC welfare study committee and it had already met 142 sects of the BCs to study their problems , he said.
The ruling TDP was in for a big shock when the local TDP BC and SC leaders went and met YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and joined the YSRCP party under the leadership of M Nagarjuna.