Hyderabad: Former Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee President Botsa Satyanarayana, who was suspended from the party, today joined YSR Congress party. Satyanarayana, who was the last state Congress President of undivided AP, was suspended for his anti-party activities two days back.
“I joined YSR Congress though it is not in power. This is not for elections or power. I hope that my experiences would help the party in fighting against the anti-people policies of Telugu Desam government,” Satyanarayana told reporters after formally joining the party.
His wife Jhansi, also a former MP, and several other leaders from North Coastal Andhra Pradesh also joined the party. YSRCP chief Y S Jaganmohna Reddy formally invited him and others into the party by offering him the party's ‘kanduva' (scarf).
He was a senior minister during the Congress rule in erstwhile Andhra Pradesh from 2004 to 2014 but lost in the Legislative Assembly elections last year. Satyanarayana said though Congress did not do any injustice to him, he had to take the decision of joining YSRCP due to the circumstances prevailing in the state post bifurcation.