Vastavam web: Visakhapatnam North MLA Penmetsa Vishnu Kumar Raju is likely to quit BJP and join TDP ahead of the 2019 general elections. An outspoken and vocal speaker, Vishnu Kumar Raju has carried out his duties as BJP Legislature Party leader in Assembly all these years efficiently by countering TDP leaders in various debates on Centre’s injustice to AP after state division.
At the recent Kakinada meeting, addressed by senior BJP leader Ram Madhav, the issue of Vishnu Kumar Raju not objecting to TDP’s unanimous resolution against Centre came up for discussion. Raju faced criticism from within the party ever since and he was stated to have spoken about his likelihood of leaving BJP sooner or later with his friends and followers. Hearing about this, rival parties began efforts to invite him. YCP leaders asked Raju to contest 2019 elections on their party ticket from Vizag North. After he did not accept it, YCP had allotted this ticket to KK Raju.