In a major jolt, TDP senior leader and AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu's close aide Iqbal quit the party. He was one of the senior leaders from Pileru assembly constituency in the CM's native district of Chittoor.
Chandrababu's Close Aide Quit TDP
Iqbal contested 2014 assembly elections but lost. He was promised nominated post but not given. The minority leader has been staying away from the party activities ever since Chandrababu accorded priority to N Kishore Kumar Reddy in Pileru segment. Reddy was also made party incharge recently and gave him a Corporation Chairman post.