A short while back, it was said that one of strongest financiers of Telugu Desam Party, Ganta Srinivas Rao will be joining in YSRCP.
However, this is when Chandrababu Naidu came in and put all his political expertise to use.
Apparently, Chandrababu was the one who convinced Ganta Srinivas Rao to stay with Telugu Desam Party in this tough times. The latter was promised a key position in the party in the days to come.
Also, Ganta was expecting an MLC ticket or Rajyasabha seat from YCP but did he did not get any assurances in this regard. That could be another reason why decided to stay with Telugu Desam Party, at least for now.
Telugu Desam Party simply cannot afford to lose a strong leader like Ganta Srinivas Rao in this juncture and Chandrababu is well aware of the same. That is the reason why he put in his best efforts to keep hold of Ganta.