Last CM of undivided Andhra Pradesh, Kiran Kumar Reddy, joins BJP for a brighter futureEx-Andhra Pradesh CM Kiran Kumar Reddy has made a surprising move and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after leaving Congress just last month. Reddy, who was the last chief minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh, took a jibe at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, stating that the Congress leadership has failed to accept the people's verdict and correct their course. He believes that they believe they are always correct, while everyone else, including the people of India, are wrong
Congress Leader Turned BJP Supporter: Kiran Kumar Reddy's Big Leap
Reddy's family has had a long-standing association with the Congress, making his move to the BJP even more unexpected. However, Reddy claimed that he was influenced by Prime Minister Modi, who he believes is making courageous decisions to combat corruption in the country. Union Minister Pralhad Joshi welcomed Reddy to the BJP and stated that his clean image as an MLA and minister would be a big boost for the party in Andhra Pradesh.
Kiran Kumar Reddy Takes Jibe at Rahul Gandhi, Joins BJP: A Big Boost for the Party in Andhra Pradesh?
Interestingly, Reddy had previously revolted against the Congress party when he was the chief minister in protest against the division of Andhra Pradesh. Despite the high leadership of Congress retaining him as the chief minister for four years amid internal dissension, he pushed hard to preserve the state's unity and opposed the granting of Telangana statehood. In 2018, he rejoined Congress after meeting with Rahul Gandhi, but his recent move to the BJP shows that his political allegiance is anything but stable
Anil Antony's exit from Congress to BJP: A major setback for Kerala Congress?
In another surprising move, Anil Antony, the son of former Defence Minister AK Antony, has also joined the BJP. Antony, who was previously a coordinator for the Kerala Congress Social Media Team, resigned from all posts in the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee in January after a row over a BBC documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots and Prime Minister Modi. Antony thanked Prime Minister Modi for his induction into the BJP and was welcomed by Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and V Muraleedharan.
Shifts in the Political Landscape: Reddy and Antony's Move to BJP Sends Shockwaves Through Indian Politics
These political defections come at a time when the Congress party is facing a decline in all states, with its upper command failing to interact with or listen to others. While it remains to be seen how these moves will impact the political landscape in India, it is clear that political allegiances are constantly shifting and nothing is ever certain in the world of politics.
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