Senior Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader and former actress Kavitha is said to have quit the party alleging humiliation by the party leadership.
She then joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)in Vijayawada in the presence of AP BJP president K Haribabu.
Till recently Kavitha was an active member of the TDP, which she joined in 1983.
Later, speaking to the media, she said she did not leave the TDP but was forced to quit.
“I did not believe when people said chief minister Chandrababu Naidu misleads and deceives people but denying the party workers their due is injustice,” Kavitha said.