Kiran Kumar Reddy, who quit Congress to form his own Jai Samaikya Andhra Party is back in the spotlight again with a number of reports suggesting that he is trying to join BJP

news Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | June 17, 2014 | 5:27 PM IST¬† Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Kiran Kumar Reddy, who quit Congress to form his own Jai Samaikya Andhra Party is back in the spotlight again with a number of reports suggesting that he is trying to join the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. This news comes after his party lost in almost all seats, and also lost their deposits in most constituencies. After his party‚Äôs loss, Kiran Kumar Reddy was thought to be in ‚Äúpolitical exile‚ÄĚ, but some reports suggest that he has resurfaced in Bangalore and is having talks with leaders here about joining the BJP. Kiran is reportedly going about this with the help of his brother, Santhosh Reddy a businessman based out of Bangalore who has close ties with the BJP. The Economic Times also reported quoting sources that Kiran is trying to get in touch with the central leadership with the help of a business group who is supposedly close to the BJP. ET says that while he was the Andhra Pradesh CM Kiran Reddy tried his best to allot this group a land between Kakinada and Visakhapatnam, but the deal didn't go through.

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