Four of the six Telugu Desam Party members of Rajya Sabha today joined the BJP.
YS Chowdary, C M Ramesh, T G Venkatesh joined the party in presence of BJP Working President J P Nadda and Union Minister Thawarchand Gehlot at the party Headquarters in New Delhi while MP G Mohan Rao could not come due to health reasons.
Mr Nadda said, he along with the MPs met Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu. Mr Nadda said, their decision to join the BJP will help strengthen the party base in Andhra Pradesh.
AIR Visakhapatnam correspondent reports that the four MPs have informed the Vice President that they no longer had any links with their party.
With the resignation of four MPs, the Telugu Desam Party strength in the Rajya Sabha had come down to two. (AIR NEWS)