He was administered the oath in the chambers of the council chairman Dr. Chakrapani. Yanamala would be the leader of the opposition in the council. This position was earlier held by Dadi Veerabhadra Rao, who quit the TDP protesting against the party chief denying him council re-nomination. Several TDP leaders attended the oath taking ceremony of Yanamala.
Speaking to the media after taking oath, Yanamala said he would make good use of the opportunity given by Chandra Babu Naidu to him and fight for people’s problems. He said leaders should work for the welfare of the people and not crave for power. He said if one has a burning desire to serve the people, he could do so even without position. He recalled how he served the TDP though NTR had not given a place to him in the cabinet. He said he worked for the party and the people.
Though he appeared to have indirectly referred to Dadi Veerabhadra Rao who left the party, Yanamala said he did not have anyone in view when he made these remarks.