In a setback to the ruling TDP, sitting Yerragondapalem MLA P. David Raju rejoined the YSRCP on Wednesday.
The MLA, who joined the TDP after winning the seat on a YSRCP ticket in 2014, told mediapersons here on Wednesday that he decided to rejoin the YSRCP as the ruling party had reneged on its promise to provide him a party ticket to seek re-election from Yerragondapalem. Mr. David Raju, who entered the poll fray as an independent candidate in the Bapatla Lok Sabha constituency, announced withdrawal of his candidature in favour of YSRCP nominee N. Suresh.
“Dalits would get social justice only if YSRCP chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy is made the Chief Minister,” Mr. David Raju said.