Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy returned to the Congress on Friday after meeting its President, Rahul Gandhi at his residence.
He has returned to the party after a gap of four years, the reason for his resignation was the protest against the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.
He rejoined the party in presence of former Kerala CM and AICC Andhra Pradesh in-charge Oommen Chandy, APCC chief N Raghuveera Reddy and party leader Randeep Singh Surjewala.
“Reddy’s return will strengthen the Congress in Andhra Pradesh,” said by AICC Andhra Pradesh in-charge Oommen Chandy
The former Chief Minister said “unless there is a Congress government in Delhi, the Andhra Pradesh [Reorganization] Act cannot be implemented”.
The party tweeted today, “We welcome Ex CM of Andhra Pradesh, Shri Kiran Kumar Reddy back into the Congress party. On the road to regaining the past glory of the Congress party in Andhra Pradesh”.