Senior YSRCP Leader Officially Changes Name After Pawan Kalyan Becomes Deputy CM

Mudragada, a prominent leader from the Kapu community and a former minister, has been an advocate for Kapu reservation. He joined the YSRCP a few months before the elections.
Mudragada Padmanabham & Pawan Kalyan

Padmanabham, took this step following Pawan Kalyan's victory in the Pithapuram Assembly constituency

Amravati: Mudragada Padmanabham, a senior leader of the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), has changed his name to 'Padmanabha Reddy'. This change is in line with a pledge he made during the election campaign after he failed to ensure the defeat of Janasena Party chief Pawan Kalyan in the recent Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections.
Reddy, took this step following Pawan Kalyan's victory in the Pithapuram Assembly constituency. During the election campaign, Reddy had publicly vowed to defeat Kalyan.
In a statement Reddy said, "Nobody forced me to change my name. I have changed it on my own volition." He also expressed concerns about the behaviour of some of Mr Kalyan's supporters, stating, "The youth who love you (Kalyan) are incessantly dropping expletive messages. In my view this is not right. Rather than abusing, do one thing...eliminate us (all family members)."
Mudragada, a prominent leader from the Kapu community and a former minister, has been an advocate for Kapu reservation. He joined the YSRCP a few months before the elections. After Kalyan's win in Pithapuram, where he secured a victory over YSRCP candidate Vanga Geetha by more than 65,000 votes, Mudragada fulfilled his pledge on June 4.
The recent elections resulted in a major victory for the TDP-Jana Sena-BJP alliance, which won 164 of the 175 Assembly seats and 21 of the 25 Lok Sabha seats. Pawan Kalyan, who has been appointed Deputy Chief Minister and holds multiple ministerial portfolios, has taken on his new roles.
Chandrababu Naidu, leader of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), was sworn in as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on June 12, along with his council of ministers. The TDP, in alliance with BJP and Jana Sena Party, achieved a significant win, securing 135 MLAs in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly. The Jana Sena Party holds 21 seats and the BJP eight, while the opposition YSR Congress Party has 11 MLAs.
(With agency inputs)
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