Telugu Desam Party’s Vijayawada urban unit president Vallabhaneni Vamsi, who has gone into oblivion ever since his friend Gudivada MLA Kodali Sri Venkateshwara Rao alias Nani quit the TDP and joined the YSR Congress party, finally came out of his hiding on Monday.
He surfaced in Vijayawada and called for press conference where he made it clear that he would continue to be in the TDP forever. He refuted the reports that appeared in a section of media that he would be following Nani to join the YSR Congress party and would soon meet its honorary president Y S Vijayalakshmi.
“It is totally a baseless rumour. I am not going to reply to the rumours spread by the others. There is no need for me to quit the TDP and join any other party. I will remain in the TDP for ever,” he clarified.
Stating that he had already clarified to party president N Chandrababu Naidu on the Jagan-hugging episode, Vamsi said it was unfortunate that Nani had shifted loyalties to YSR Congress party.
“The party will look into taking further action against Nani,” he said.
It may be mentioned that Vamsi had gone into the shell after Nani was suspended from the TDP. He was not present at the press meet by Vijayawada leaders to condemn Nani’s defection. Subsequently, he switched off his mobile and remained inaccessible to the party leaders, leading to the speculations that he, too, would be joining YSR Congress party.