Amaravati: Following the instructions of YSRCP president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy, the party has suspended former minister Kothapalli Subbarayudu for his anti-party activities.
The suspension comes after Mr. Subbarayudu publicly spoke against Narasapuram MLA M. Prasad Raju. He told the media that he would contest and win the 2024 elections from Narsapuram alone. He also claimed that he has good supporters in Narsapuram and will get the votes.
In March, Mr. Subbarayudu had revolted against the state government for declaring Bhimavaram as the district headquarters of the newly-formed Narasapuram district following the reorganisation of the districts. He had criticised Narsapuram MLA Prasad Raju for failing to get the Narasapuram district headquarters and had publicly hit himself with his slippers saying that he made a mistake by supporting Mr. Prasad Raju and helping him win the elections.
Later, the government removed two gunmen from Mr. Subbarayudu's security detail.
Mr. Subbaryudu, who entered politics inspired by former Chief Minister N.T Rama Rao, was a TDP MLA from Narasapuram and served as state minister for housing development (1999-2004) and Cabinet minister for electricity department (2004-2009). After holding several positions in the Telugu Desam Party, he shifted to Praja Rajyam Party Chiranjeevi in 2009 but lost the elections. He joined YSRCP in 2014 and lost the elections to the TDP in Narasapuram and quit YSRCP. Before the 2019 elections, he went back to YSRCP.
Sources said Mr. Subbaraydu is looking to contest the next elections from Narasapuram on a Jana Sena ticket.