After months of publicly sparring, Andhra Tourism Minister Bhuma Akhila Priya and her late father's aide AV Subba Reddy agreed to bury the hatchet after a series of meetings held by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.
Speaking to reporters in a joint press meet, the duo said that they would work collectively for the party and hold talks to work out any differences that cropped up between them.
They said that their collective goal would be to develop the TDP in the state's Kurnool district.
According to reports, Naidu was angry at both leaders for publicly trading barbs and said that indiscipline would not be tolerated in the TDP.
“I have always said that I would follow the high command’s directives. I will stick to my word, and iron out the differences.” Subba Reddy told reporters.
Meanwhile, Akhila Priya who was present with her cousin and Nandyal MLA Brahmananda Reddy said that Naidu was like their 'family head' as she had lost both her parents, and she would abide by the TDP supremo's directions.
Tourism Minister Bhuma Akhila Priya is the daughter of late Nandyal MLA Bhuma Nagi Reddy, who was a powerful leader in the region. She is also the youngest member in Chandrababu Naidu’s cabinet.
She came into politics and became a legislator from Allagadda following the sudden demise of her mother, Shoba Nagi Reddy, in a road accident in 2015.
When Nagi Reddy was alive, Subba Reddy was the one who took care of several ground-level issues for the leader. He also served as the AP State Rural Irrigation Corporation chairman.
Apparently, Akhila Priya had distanced herself from several leaders in the party including Subba Reddy, and was allegedly focusing on ensuring that her family – the powerful Bhuma clan – continues to stay in powerful positions in Kurnool district. Reportedly, she also snubbed Subba Reddy by not inviting him to her father’s death anniversary last month.