Mummidivaram MLA Ponnada Satish was elected as the MLA on a Congress ticket in 2009. He joined YSR Congress just before the 2019 elections and got elected. He is YSR Congress Konaseema district President right now.
Former Minister Malladi Krishna Rao played a crucial role in getting him a ticket on both occasions. Hence, Ponnada treats Malladi as his Guru. But then, the relationship got stained now.
Malladi Krishna Rao is upset with Ponnada for his high-headedness. So, the senior politician from Yanam is trying to pull him down.
Krishna Rao is making criticism of Ponnada’s relative as a shadow MLA and commission agent. With criticism by Guru, Ponnada’s popularity is down.
Krishna Rao is a senior politician from Yanam which borders Mummidivaram. Ponnada’s group worked against the candidate supported by Malladi.
When Mopidevi resigned from the cabinet and in the recent cabinet expansion, Ponnada was in the race for cabinet berth but there are rumors that Malladi stopped that.
Interestingly, Malladi is still in the Congress party but Jagan nominated him to TTD Board. These differences can prove costly for YSR Congress in Mummidivaram in 2024.