New Delhi: Congress MLC from Andhra Pradesh Kantheti Satyanarayana Raju joined the BJP in the presence of the party president Amit Shah in the national capital. Raju said he was disillusioned with the Congress over its leadership in the State unit and its future but he was impressed with the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

He was nominated to the Legislative Council by Governor E S L Narasimham under the Governor’s quota as the then Chief Minister K Kiran Kumar Reddy’s choice in February 2014. Raju was camping in the national capital for the last three days and had managed to meet Amit Shah on Wednesday and formally joined the party. Along with them was the BJP’s State unit leader and Viskapatnam MP Hari Babu.