Tirupati | Dodda Reddy Prasanna Kumar, a local Congress leader on Tuesday quit the party and joined the ruling Telugu Desam Party in Andhra Pradesh.
Ending his 33-year association with the Congress, the former Vice-Chairman of Tirupati Municipal Council, who belongs to the Reddy community, called on Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu in Amaravati and joined the TDP along with his followers, party sources told PTI.
Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation Chairman V Jayarami Reddy and Tirupati M Suguna (TDP) were present on the occasion.
The 55-year old Prasanna Kumar said he was attracted by the all-round development taken up by Naidu in the bifurcated Andhra Pradesh.
He expressed confidence that Naidu would become the chief minister again with a landslide majority in the assembly elections to be held later this year.