13 July 2016
There are some strong indications cracking into the walls of Andhra political mansion that former Congress MP, Undavalli Arun Kumar will be joining YSR Congress party soon.
There are couple of incidents that initiated this probe. One is when YCP boss, YS Jagan visited Undavalli’s residence in Rajahmundry when Arun Kumar's Mother passed away few days ago. On Tuesday, Jagan visited to console him. Other incident is two days ago, one of the Undavalli's followers, Surya Prakash Rao was appointed as YSR Congress party's Rajahmundry city coordinator. In the light of this development, the recent get-together of Undavalli and YS Jagan gained a considerable attention of Press and Media.
Once, Undavalli Arun Kumar was a trusted Congress party leader and also a close friend of former CM late YS Rajasekhar Reddy. It was under YSR's encouragement and guidance, Undavalli confronted against the Eenadu Group chairman, Ramoji Rao in the past. He even supported and tried to defend Jagan when Telugu Desam Party made serious allegations against him for his corruption case. Undavalli has a great art of speech, along with his political life, he is also a well-known lawyer. He also strongly fought against the Congress high command for stopping the bifurcation of the state, he joined Kiran Kumar Reddy's 'Jai Samaikyandhra' party after division. Although he was vocal on the ongoing developments in the state, He didn't join any of the parties so far after the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh state. Undavalli has always a soft corner on Jagan because of his closeness with his father YSR. As per the current assumption of the political circles, Undavalli is planning to contest from the YSRC Party in the upcoming elections.