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YS Sharmila. Andhra CM Jagan Reddy's sister, joins Congress ahead of upcoming Lok Sabha Elections

Sharmila joined Congress in the presence of party chief Mallikarjun Kharge, Rahul Gandhi and other senior leaders at the part headquarters in the national capital.

Edited By: Anurag Roushan @Candid_Tilaiyan New Delhi Updated on: January 04, 2024 11:14 IST
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Image Source : INDIA TV YS Sharmila with Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge, Rahul Gandhi and other party leaders in New Delhi.

In a major political move ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, YS Sharmila, founder of YSR Telangana Party, joined Congress on Thursday. Earlier today, she Sharmila reached the party headquarter in the national capital. "A very eminent personality will join the party at 10.30 am on Thursday at the AICC headquarters in New Delhi," the Congress party had said. on Wednesday. 

Upon arriving at Delhi airport on Wednesday night, Sharmila had hinted at joining the grand old party. When asked by reporters about the development, she said, "Yes, looks like it."

Sharmila meets Kharge, Rahul Gandhi

She also met Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi ahead of joining the party. Sharmila, daughter of the late YS Rajasekhara Reddy and sister of Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, might assume a national role in Congress after YSRTP's merger, as per the sources. Having supported Congress in Telangana polls, she aims to counter alleged corruption under K Chandrasekhar Rao's leadership, they added. 

Sharmila's future course of action

Sharmila also emphasized the Congress party's recognition of her contribution, expressing dedication to challenging KCR's governance and striving to end what she described as "anarchic rule." She also committed to addressing all queries within two days after joining the Congress party. 

(With inputs from agencies)

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