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YSRCP leader changes name after defeat against Pawan Kalyan in Andhra polls

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Jun 21, 2024 01:35 PM IST

Senior YSRCP leader Mudragada Padmanabham changed his name following a defeat to Pawan Kalyan in Pithampuram assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh.

Senior YSRCP leader Mudragada Padmanabham has officially changed his name to 'Padmanabha Reddy', fulfilling his pledge made during the election campaign, after he failed to ensure the defeat of Janasena chief Pawan Kalyan in the recently concluded assembly polls.

In the run-up to the polls, the YSRCP leader had challenged that he would defeat Kalyan. (HT FILE PHOTO.)
In the run-up to the polls, the YSRCP leader had challenged that he would defeat Kalyan. (HT FILE PHOTO.)

The septuagenarian changed his name following the victory of Kalyan in Pithapuram assembly constituency.

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In the run-up to the polls, the YSRCP leader had challenged that he would defeat Kalyan.

“Nobody forced me to change my name. I have changed it on my own volition,” Reddy told media. However, he complained that the Janasena chief’s fans and followers were allegedly abusing him.

“The youth who love you (Kalyan) are incessantly dropping expletive messages. In my view this is not right. Rather than abusing, do one thing…eliminate us (all family members),” said Reddy.

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Reddy, a prominent Kapu community leader and former minister has campaigned for Kapu reservation. He joined the YSRCP a few months before the elections.

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