Two days after meeting Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, TDP MLA from the Gannavaram Assembly constituency, Vallabhaneni Vamsi resigned from the primary membership of the party and reportedly tendered his resignation as a legislator on Sunday.
The Telugu Desam Party, in a press release, said the MLA cited the YSRCP’s “vindictive politics” as the reason.
Mr. Vamsi intends to quit politics to “safeguard” the public from the friction between the two rival parties — the YSRCP and the TDP.
Several leaders from Krishna district feel the heat from Uma as he dominates the party affairs.
The same heat is being felt by Vamsi, which had prompted him to quit the party, besides other reasons.
Though Naidu wanted Kesineni to hold talks with Vamsi and bring him back, the MP himself is not convinced. He is understood to have told Naidu that more leaders would leave TDP in Krishna district, if Uma is not cut to the size.
A similar view was reportedly expressed by several senior leaders in the district that the party has no future if Uma continues to be the face of the TDP in the district.