Chiranjeevi’s Praja Rajyam (PR) has become a paradise for turncoats of all hues.
While the Congress and the TD have accepted nine defectors each, the PR has accommodated 59. The TRS has nominated just one defector: Mr Yousuf Ali from Zaheerabad LS seat. He has not formally resigned from the TD.
Mr Gutta Sukhender Reddy, who quit the TD, was given the Nalgonda Lok Sabha seat by the Congress and Mr Manda Jagannadham from the TD was given the Nagar Kurnool Lok Sabha seat.
The Congress gave the Dubbaka Assembly seat in Medak to Mr Cheruku Mutyam Reddy from the TD. The party also gave tickets to Mr Kitchennagari Laxma Reddy, Mr G. Veera Siva Reddy, and Mr S.V. Mohan Reddy from the TD and accommodated Mr Dugyala Srinivasa Rao, Mr Narayanarao Patel, and Mr T. Jayaprakash Reddy from the TRS. Though he came in at the last minute, Mr Mudragada Padmanabham was given the Pithapuram Assembly seat.
The TD gave the Anakapalli LS ticket to Mr Nukarapu Surya Prakash Rao from the Congress.
The Saluru Assembly seat was given to Gummadi Sandhya Rani, and Eluru LS ticket to Mr Maganti Venkateswara Rao, both from the Congress. The TD gave a ticket to Mr Chinnam Rama Kotaiah from the Praja Rajyam.
Other Congress defectors who have been accommodated by the TD are Mr Sriram Rajagopal, the former MLA, Mr K. Madanamohan Reddy, Mr Putta Narasimha Reddy, Mr Irigela Rampulla Reddy, Mr Sagar Reddy and Mr G. Muddu Krishnama Naidu.
But the Praja Rajyam has scored over all others by giving tickets to defectors, the majority of whom are from the TD.
The list runs long: Nagur: Nimmka Jayraj, Vizag: LS Palla Srinivas, Medak: Bhatti Jagapati, Vizainagaram LS: K. Ganapati Rao, Warangal East: Errabelli Pradeep Rao, Bellampalle (SC): A. Sridevi, Nirmal: A. Maheswar Reddy, Amadalavalasa: Tammineni Sitaram, Etcherla: K. Kala Venkata Rao, Rajam (SC): K. Jogulu, Anakapalle: Ganta Srinivasa Rao, Visakhapatnam North: S. Rehman, Jukkal (SC): Aruna Tara, Husnabad: E. Peddi Reddy, Gajwel: G. Election Reddy, Andole: Secunderbad Cantonment (SC): Narra Ravi Kumar, Secunderabad: Mekala Sarangapani, Atchampet: Puttapaga Muneendranath, Gadwal: Gattu Bheemu-dum, Alampur (SC): Surava Sobha Rani, Nandyal (LS): Bhuma Nagi Reddy, Kadapa (LS): S.A. Khaleel Basha, and Machilipatnam (LS): C. Ramachandraiah.
Other TD defectors given seats by the PR include: Chittoor LS: Manohar, On-gole LS: P. Saikalpana Reddy, Narsapuram: Kottapally Subbarayudu, Ung-uturu: Kotagiri Vidyadhara Rao, Tanuku: Akula Sriramulu, Tadepalligudem: E. Nani, Denduluru: Ashok Goud, Eluru: Badeti Kotarama Rao, Chintalapudi (SC): K.M. Ambedkar, Bheemavaram: Kanakaraju Suri, Tenali: Kilaru Rosaiah, Pitapuram: Vanga Geeta, Jaggampeta: Jyoth-ula Nehru, Mummadivaram: Kudipudi Suryanarayana, Kottapeta: Bandaru Satyanandam, Rama-chandrapuram: Tota Trim-uruthulu, Singanamala: K. Jaya Ram, Madakasira: Hanumantappa, Peleru: C. Ramachandra Reddy, Allagadda: Bhuma Sobhanagi Reddy, Srisailam: Budda Sesha Reddy, Nandyal: A.V. Subba Reddy, Banganapalle: Katasani Rami Reddy, Chirala: P. Rama Rao, Kaikaluru: Kamineni Srinivas, Gudivada: Ravi Venkateswara Rao, Avanigadda: S. Ramesh.
The Praja Rajyam has welcomed many from the TRS, including: Karimnagar: Velchala Rajendra, Janagaon: Jalli Siddaiah, Station Ghanpur (SC): Aruri Ramesh, Karimnagar: Katari Devender Rao, Malyala Sridhar.
From the Congress it accommodated defectors in Kalwakurthy: Chittaranjan Das, Adilabad (ST): M. Naga Rao, Rajampet: D.A. Srinivas, Kovvuru (SC): Bunga Sarathi, Tamballpalle: Kalicharla Prabhakar Reddy, Chandragiri: S. Jayachandra Reddy, Pan-yam: D. Vishnuvardhan Reddy, Machilipatnam: Buragadda Vedavyas,
and Vijayawada Central: Vangaveeti Radhakrishna.
The PR has given the Rajahmundry LS seat to the lone defector from the BJP, U.V. Krishnam Raju.
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