The defection of four Rajya Sabha MPs, has reduced the strength of TDP in Rajya Sabha to just two and they are Thota Seetharama Lakshmi and Kanakamedala Ravindra Kumar. These two MPsÂ also clarified that they will continue to be in TDP come what may.
However, in another nine odd months, TDP will be left with just one. The tenure of MP Thota Seetharama Lakshmi will end in April 2020 while Kanakamedala's who got placed in the Upper House, has another five years of time. The BJP can't influence these two MPs as they are most trusted followers of TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu.
It is heard that MP Sujana Chowdary had tried to get Kanakamedala as well but the latter was not impressed joining BJP. Kanakamedala feels that deceiving Chandrababu in these hard times will not go well with people in future.