Hyderabad: Popular actress Hema is all set to join the YSR Congress Party.
Hema, who is from the powerful Kapu community, has of late been making several political statements. She had also come out in support of Mudragada Padmanabham, who is spearheading an agitation for Kapu reservations.
Interestingly, Hema had contested the last assembly elections under the banner of former CM Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy’s Jai Samaikyandhra Party. She did lose badly as the party was a non-starter.
Now, she wants to be active again and wants to contest on YSRCP ticket. Sources say that she was invited by several YSRCP leaders and she too is very positively inclined towards the party. Interestingly, there is a buzz that she is being encouraged as a counterfoil to Nagari MLA and former film star RK Roja. But, other sources say this is not the case and that she is coming into the party because she is truly interested in party ideology.