Why is former TDP biggie, arch foe of YSR family and former MLC SV Satish Reddy not coming forward to join the YSRCP? Satish Reddy was loyal to the TDP till he resigned from the party a while ago, has never baulked from the responsibility of fighting the YSR family from Pulivendula. He fought YSR, Vijayamma and then YS Jagan.
But, soon after Jagan came to power in 2019, Reddy resigned from the primary membership of the party. There were reports that he would join the very party he had opposed all these years. In fact, he made a very significant statement when he said that the YS family helps those who stand by them. This was seen as an indication that he would join the YSRCP. Some even said that it was just a matter of time when blue-green-white stole of the YSRCP was wrapped around his shoulders.
But, though it has been months, Satish Reddy’s joining did not happen. Enquiries have shown that Saitsh Reddy was busy with agriculture and his businesses in Khammam district. He is also quite diffident about talking about politics these days.
Insiders say there are two reasons why he has not joined the YSRCP. Firstly, the party did not indicate what would be his position after he joined the party. Secondly, he is worried that he may be ill-treated in the YSRCP. He is said to be showing the treatment meted out to P Ramasubba Reddy as an example of how the party treated those who had joined the party. P Ramasubba Reddy of Jammalamadugu is said to be treated like dirt in the YSRCP. So, Satish Reddy is deferring his joining of the YSRCP as he is afraid of being mistreated in the party.