Former Vijayawada mayor Tadi Shakuntala said that she has joined YS Jaganmohan Reddy’s camp by resigning from Congress party. She joined Jagan in Krishna district who was visiting the cyclone affected farmers. The welfare schemes introduced by late YS Rajasekhara Reddy can only be implemented by his son Jagan, she said.
Shakuntala served as Vijayawada Mayor in 2006, representing CPI. She joined the Congress party before 2009 general elections. Several Congress leaders including Machilipatnam MLA Perni Nani openly supported Jagan.