Vijayawada: Telugu Desam Party leader and former MLA Yalamanchili Ravi today joined YSR Congress Party. He was welcomed formally into the YSRCP by the party President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy at Kanakadurgamma bridge here. Later speaking to the media, Ravi accused that TDP had ill-treated him. He said that he had not shifted his loyalities for political gain, but was ready to do whatever responsibility was bestowed upon him.

Ravi said that he was cheated by Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu twice and that he had lost faith on the TDP and state government. He said that he was insulted by the TDP ministers and that was the reason for him to shift from TDP to YSRCP. Similarly, he was cheated during Rythu Garjana, he told. After having got all the work done for the meeting he was denied the party ticket by TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu, Ravi informed the media.

Former MLA said that for having put selfless service to the party just like his father, today he was insulted. Hence forth he would be following YS Jagan, he added.