The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) today suspended former minister and Member of Parliament, Mysoora Reddy, after he had breakfast with YSR Congress party leader Jagan Mohan Reddy this morning. TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu took serious note of Mysoora’s breakfast meeting with Jagan and ordered his immediate suspension from the party.
Mysoora drove to the Lotus Pond residence of the Kadapa MP and had an interaction with the latter, giving credence to talk that his joining the YSR Congress was now a mere formality. Mysoora had been sulking ever since he was denied a second term in Rajya Sabha by the TDP in March this year and had been staying away from the party affairs even in his home district. He even skipped Chandrababu’s recent tour of Kadapa district for campaigning for by-elections in three constituencies. His son has already joined the YSR Congress and talk was that Mysoora too would follow suit. Incidentally, Mysoora contested unsuccessfully against Jagan in the by-election to Kadapa Lok Sabha seat in May last year.Hailing from Kadapa district, Mysoora was a strong Congress leader along with YS Rajasekhara Reddy and served as the state Home Minister in early 1990s.
After YSR became Chief Minister in 2004, he quit Congress and joined TDP and was nominated to Rajya Sabha in 2006.