A Congress leader from Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday announced her decision to join the YSR Congress party. Killi Kruparani, also a former Union Minister, called on YSR Congress chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy at the latter's Lotus Pond residence here and conveyed her decision to join the party formally at Amaravati on February 28.
Kruparani told the media later that she was impressed with the sops promised by Jaganmohan Reddy for the backward classes, while opposing the Congress's alliance with the Telugu Desam Party (TDP). She also alleged Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu of taking a u-turn on the issue of Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh. Kruparani was elected to the Lok Sabha from Srikakulam constituency in 2009 but lost the polls in 2014.
(With inputs from agencies.)