New terms have been coined for defected MLAs in the Telugu States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. While AP CM Chandrababu Naidu called them ‘cattle’, Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party supremo YS Jaganmohan Reddy called them as ‘sheep’.
Party hopping has been the growing trend in the Telugu states in the recent times with many leaders hopping from one party to another. When previously many Telugu Desam Party leaders in Telangana jumped into Telangana Rashtra Samithi, Chandrababu called them as cattle and that TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao was buying legislators ‘like cattle in the market’.
Opposition leader Jagan on Monday morning prior to commencing his padayatra spoke to the people and in the course of his speech he termed defected legislators as sheep and that Chandrababu is buying legislators as if he’s purchasing ‘sheep in the market’.
YSRCP lost another of its MLA, V Rajeswari from Rampachodavaram constituency in East Godavari district, to TDP taking the toll of YSRCP defected MLAs to 22.