Triangle war in BJP for supremacy
The BJP in AP is witnessing a triangle war these days for supremacy. The war is to prove to the party bosses that “their initiative” had helped improve the party in the State. That is the reason why the leaders are competing with each other to be in the limelight.
BJP State unit president Kanna Lakshminarayana is one of the three leaders in the State who are locked in this fight. As president of the State unit, he is responsible for the party’s growth in the State. He, along with his team in the party, is working from his home town, Guntur, to keep the party active and alive, both in the media and in the minds of the people.
Kanna had initially welcomed the three capitals proposal of chief minister Jaganmohan Reddy in the Assembly. But, it took just a few days for him to go back on this statement and he joined the Amaravati farmers in the protest against the proposal. He also held one-day silent protest at Uddandarayunipalem in the capital village against the proposal.
Party Rajya Sabha member and national spokesman G V L Narasimha Rao, also welcomed the decentralisation of the capital and thus backed Jaganmohan Reddy’s plan of having three capitals for the State. A leader, close to the RSS and the top leadership of the party, GVL has better stakes in the party than Kanna Lakshminarayana. Even today, though Kanna is opposing the move, GVL stands for the decentralisation.
Well, there is another strong leader, a Rajya Sabha member from the TDP, who defected to the BJP, Y S Chowdary, who is strongly opposing the three capitals plan of the government. Chowdary has become a regular visitor to Amaravati villages these days and he is not in touch with the State unit of the party, including Kanna. It is said that the frequent visit of Chowdary to the State have caused heartburn to Kanna and other original BJP leaders in the State.
Kambhampati Haribabu, Somu Veerraju and others are unhappy with the way Chowdary is touring in the State without any information to the party local leadership. It is to be seen who, among the these three would have an upper hand in the party affairs in the days to come.