She is a three-time MLA and one-time Minister during the TDP rule. She has been a hardcore party loyalist and has been with the party almost from its inception. But, of late, she is feeling that the party she had been with for decades is ignoring her. She is increasingly feeling that there is no point in continuing with the party any further.
That senior politico is Padala Aruna. She is TDP stalwart who had dominated the politics in Gajapathinagaram constituency. He had won in 1989, 1994 and 2004. On two occasions, in 1989 and 2004, she bucked anti-incumbency and won the elections. But, after she lost in 2009, the party stopped giving her ticket. In 2014 and 2019, she has been ignored. She is increasingly feeling that there is no importance to her. In the latest party rejig too, she was not given any important post. As a result, she is quite disappointed.
Latest inputs suggest that Padala Aruna is now looking towards the BJP and is said to be In talks with the saffron party. BJP leaders have met her several times recently. Already, another senior TDP leader and founder-member Gadde Baburao has joined the BJP after being sidelined by the TDP. Aruna too seems to be doing the same.