Among the total 58 seats in the AP Legislative Council, the TDP has 32 seats. The Congress and the YSRCP have 7 seats each. The Congress was the main opposition in the Council. But the YSRCP won four MLC seats in the recent elections, making it even with Congress. Nominated Congress MLC Kantheti Satyanarayana has joined the BJP. The remaining two independent members, Reddyappa Reddy and Rathnabai may align with YSRCP. With this the Congress will lose its influence in AP, it is speculated.