Veteran Congress leader P. Janardhan Reddy falls in the category of leaders who enjoy a massive fan following. Due to his pro-poor ideology, he is considered a mass leader, and people still have a special place for him in their hearts. His image is so big that Prakash Raj's character in Superstar Mahesh Babu's Dookudu is loosely based on him.
Though PJR was a senior Congress leader, his daughter Vijaya Reddy joined the Telangana Rashtra Samithi(TRS). Given the legacy she carries, it was predicted that she might get an MLA ticket for the party. However, she was made the Corporator of Khairatabad, the constituency her late father represented.
For the past few days, we have been hearing reports that Vijaya Reddy is not happy with the TRS as she reportedly feels she is not getting the required support from the party. Making these reports true, Vijaya Reddy joined the grand old Congress party earlier today.
A press meet was held in Hyderabad to announce the news. Besides Vijaya Reddy, Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee(TPCC) President Revanth Reddy and a few others were present at the press meet. Vijaya Reddy said that she sees a good future in the Congress party and that's the reason why she took the decision.
It is a big shack for the TRS that Vijaya Reddy left the party for the ruling party. Though nothing is official now, it has been widely reported that the MLA ticket is the key point in Reddy changing her loyalties to the Congress from the Telangana Rashtra Samithi.
Despite no assurance from the Congress party on the MLA ticket, it is believed that the Congress leadership reportedly told PJR's daughter that her MLA ticket proposal will be addressed soon. This made Vijaya Reddy choose the grand old Congress.
As she is the daughter of PJR, one of the widely respected leaders who did not leave Congress no matter what Vijaya Reddy is likely to get a party ticket. We have to wait and see if Vijaya Reddy can manage to get a party ticket from the Congress party while she could not get the same from TRS.