Former Congress minister and TDP MLC Dokka Manikya Vara Prasad will be joining YSRCP soon. Follower of former MP Rayapati Sabasiva Rao, Dokka served as a minister in the YSR government. After AP bifurcation, he quit Congress and joined the TDP. In 2019 elections, he contested from Prathipadu (SC) Assembly constituency and faced defeat. He brought to the notice of TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu that he lost in Prathipadu because of MP Galla Jayadev group. Chandrababu maintaining silence on the issue had hurt him and decided to quit TDP.