YSRCP leader and former Etcherla MLA Meesala Neelakantam Naidu will be joining TDP soon. He met TDP state President K Kala Venkata Rao at his residence in Srikakulam and expressed his willingness to join TDP. It is learnt that Meesala will be joining the TDP in the presence of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu soon. Neelakantam Naidu contested for Cheepurupalli Assembly constituency on two occasions and won from Etcherla Assembly segment with 18,000 votes in 2009 on Congress ticket. Later, he joined the YSRCP.