Vijayawada- YSRCP leader and Mylavaram MLA, Vasantha Krishna Prasad, declared his decision to resign from the ruling party, citing dissatisfaction with the policies and decisions of the YSRCP government and Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
Speaking at a meeting with his followers in Mylavaram, Prasad made shocking remarks against the government’s policies and decisions, particularly criticizing the sand and liquor policies implemented by the YSRCP administration. He highlighted the adverse impact of these policies on construction workers and expressed disappointment with the lack of response from Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy regarding the issues faced in his constituency.
Prasad revealed that despite receiving invitations from various political parties including TDP, Congress, BJP, and Jana Sena, he had not yet decided on joining any other party. He faulted the YSRCP leadership for overlooking senior party members in the allocation of cabinet portfolios, citing the case of Kolusu Parthasarathy as an example.
Expressing skepticism towards Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy’s ambitious ‘Why Not 175’ concept, Prasad questioned the feasibility of winning all seats in elections and emphasized the importance of having opposition in the state. He also voiced opposition to the government’s decision to implement three capitals and faced criticism from within the party for his stance against the shifting of the capital from Amaravati.
Prasad further criticized the government for its failure to fulfill promises, citing issues with payment for house site leveling works and challenges faced by MLAs during visits under the Gadapa Gadapaku Prabhusvam scheme. Drawing a comparison between the governance of Y S Rajasekhara Reddy and Jagan Mohan Reddy, Prasad highlighted the disparity in allocation of funds for development works, noting the contrast between the Rs 100 crore sanctioned by Rajasekhara Reddy and the lack of support from CM Jagan for development works in his constituency.
Prasad’s decision to resign from the YSRCP underscores growing discontent within the party and raises questions about the leadership’s policies and decisions, signaling potential shifts in political dynamics in Andhra Pradesh. As Prasad contemplates his next steps, his departure adds to the complexities of the political landscape in the state.