Congress lose one more charismatic leader from Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh after being blamed for bifurcation of the state in 2014.
APCC Vice-president Devineni Rajasekhar Nehru and state Youth Congress President D Avinash quit the Congress and joined the TDP.
Nehru and Avinash met Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu at his residence and announced their decision to join the party. He would officially join the TDP along with large number of followers at massive public meeting on September 15.
They submitted their resignations to the Andhra Pradesh Congress party. But Interestingly Congress party has expelled Devineni, his son and other close associates, Krishna district party President Kadiyala Buchi Babu from the party. The office of APCC President Raghuveera Reddy released a statement in this regard.