Inflicting a body blow to the Congress party in Vizianagaram district, Salur MLA Peedika Rajanna Dora on Sunday shifted his loyalties to YSR Congress party.
In the presence of party president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy at his Lotus Pond residence along with his followers, the Salur MLA took the membership of YSRCP.
Rajanna Dora said that YSRCP party is the only party which has a clear stand on Samaikyandhra and battling for it.
Along with him, several local leaders including 26 sarpanchs too joined the party in the presence of Jagan.
Rajanna Dora had resigned from his post to protest the Congress decision to form a separate Telangana state.