Chengala Venkat Rao, senior TDP leader and also the producer of Balakrishna’s trendsetting film Samarasimha Reddy of Satyanarayanamma Productions has given a big hand to TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu by resigning to the Party and deciding to join YSR Congress. This is a big jolt for RDP in Vizag region after suffering a shock in Krishna district with Kodali Nani’s exit. Chenagala Venkat Rao of Payakaraopet constituency was defeated in recent by-elections by YSRC candidate Babu Rao.
Chengala complained on TDP internal politics as reason for his losing the election. On October 15, in the presence of YS Vijaya Lakshmi, he will be joining into YSR Congress. In fact, Chengala is a strong leader in Payakaraopet constituency and Naidu has high hopes on him. He was severely upset by the backstabbing nature of local TDP leaders on which Naidu failed to take any action.