Kuchukulla Damodar Reddy, who has been sulking over the entry of Nagam Janardhan Reddy into Congress and strongly opposing Nagam since both belong to the same Mahabub Nagar district, was planning to join the TRS in the presence of KCR. However, the plans of TRS leaders to lure Damodar Reddy were not fruitful with the timely intervention of DK Aruna.
Given that DK Aruna has good hold and Damodar Reddy obeys her, she met Damodar Reddy for one-on-one meeting for more than one hour at the residence of a Congress senior leader.
DK Aruna reportedly convinced Damodar Reddy that he will get due recognition in the party and would also provide opportunity to fight elections in 2019. With this, Damodar Reddy has now dropped his plans to switch the party.
Minister Harish Rao has been entrusted to ‘poach’ many senior leaders including Reddy from the Congress who has strong hold in Mahabubnagar district.