Vasireddy Padma, the famous television face of Praja rajyam Party (PRP) has quit the PRP and joined hands with Y.S. Jagan's YSR Congress Party. Padma joined the party on the founding day of the YSR Congress at Jaggayyapet in Krishna district. Vasireddy Padma and her husband Kanikarla Wesley were active members of the PRP before joining in YSR Congress Party. Padma alleged that Chiranjeevi is a cheater and she has decided to quit the party against PRP Chief's decision to merge PRP with the Congress.
Vasireddy Padma and Wesley expected Nandigama (Krishna) MLA seats in 2009 elections. But the PRP President, Chiranjeevi denied tickets to them and preferred Kotagiri Vidyadhara Rao to look after party affairs in the district. Padma alleged that she was depressed with not being given importance in PRP despite her positions as official spokesperson of the party. Vasireddy Padma belongs to Kamma community of the Krishna district.
Given the women dominance in YSR Congress Party, there will be a tough fight between film actor and ex- Telugu Mahila (TDP) President Roja, Vasireddy Padma, Sobha Nagireddy and Konda Surekha for the top positions in the party. Though Konda Surekha may get into top brass of the party because of her position in the past, other women leaders may fight for the President post of Women Wing of the YSR Congress.