YSRCP Ananthapur unit party in-charge, Ananta Venkatram Reddy had been five times Member of Parliament (MP), when he was in the Congress. During the division of the state, he left Congress, to join YSRCP. In the beginning, Jagan gave him the importance he deserved as a senior leader. Anantha Venkatram Reddy however lost the MP election in 2014. Gradually Jagan's interest started waning. The leader was relegated to the background, with little scope for expansion. Anantha Venkatram is responsible for many good things in the party.