30 August 2016
Turning the rumors true, Senior Congress Leader, Former Minister and Vangaveeti’s Rival Leader Devineni Rajasekhar alias Nehru announced that he would be joining Telugu Desam Party. Devineni Nehru along with his Son Devineni Avinash and Krishna District Congress President Kadiyala Buchibau met TDP President and Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu in Vijayawada and held discussion with him. Later, coming out of the meeting, Devineni announced that they will be formally joining TDP on September 15th in a grand function in Vijayawada.
Devineni coming out of the meeting with Chandrababu said that he had no option but to join in TDP to continue his political career. He said he is somewhat sad to leave Congress party in which he worked for 20 years but going back to Telugu Desam is like homecoming and meeting his mother. He said he had his political birth and he is brought up on in Telugu Desam. Devineni said he made this decision for the welfare of his followers.
After the elections in 2014, Congress party failed miserably. Devineni Nehru is keeping a low profile from then onwards. He earlier wanted to join YSR Congress Party but he realized that there is no place for him because of the caste factor.