The Congress party completely lost its glory after bifurcation of united Andhra Pradesh into two under UPA government led by Sonia Gandhi. Congress party is almost empty with a lack of leaders. It is hard to believe that the Congress party in Andhra Pradesh has not enough candidates for Assembly and Loksabha to contest.
Seniors Congress leaders like Daggubati Purandeshwari, Kavuri Sambasiva Rao and Kanna Lakshminaryana joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in the last five years, leaders like J C Diwakar Reddy, Rayapati Sambasiva Rao, Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy, Erasu Pratap Reddy and others joined the TDP,more seniors like Botsa Satyanarayana, Dharmana Prasada Rao, K Parthasarathy,Ambati Rambabu and others joined YSR Congress party respectively and most of them are not in limelight.
Recently Y Kishore Chandra Dev joined the TDP, while Killi Kruparani joined the YSR Congress Party(YSRCP). Seniors like Kotla Surya Prakash Reddy and his family joined TDP. Union minister Panabaka Lakshmi along with her husband Panabaka Krishnaiah is quitting Congress and are going to join the TDP and she has been promised the party ticket from Tirupati Lok Sabha constituency, Congress leader and former MP from Amalapuram G V Harsh Kumar is also expected to join the TDP.
Similarly, some more Congress leaders are ready to shift their loyalties to regain their political legacy.