Samarasimha TD bound

Former minister D.K. Samarasimha Reddy met Telugu Desam chief N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday at Gadwal, sparking off rumours that he might be joining the TD and contest as its candidate in the next Assembly elections.

Mr Samarasimha Red-dy’s attempts to re-enter the Congress have been facing strong opposition from his close relative and information minister D.K. Aruna from quite some time.

Another relative of Mr Samarasimha Reddy, Krishnamohan Reddy, has already joined the YSR Congress while former TD legislator Gattu Bhimudu has joined the TRS.

With these political deve-lopments, a suffocated Mr Samarasimha Reddy has apparently decided to join the TD. Interestingly, the TD is also looking out for a formidable candidate for the Gadwal seat.

When Mr Chandrababu Naidu visited Gadwal town and was injured due to the dais collapse incident, Mr Samarasimha Reddy took the opportunity and met him to enquire about his health. He reportedly spent half-an-hour with the TD chief, discussing politics.

When contacted, he told this correspondent that he had only met Mr Naidu to enquire about his health.

“When a former chief minister visited my constituency and suffering due to back pain on account of the dais collapse incident, I thought it was my duty to call on him and enquire,” he said.

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