Saffron Party’s State Unit Planning To Strengthen Base In Order To Contest Future Elections On Its Own
Andhra Pradesh is set to witness a tough political fight between its ruling alliance partners TDP and BJP, with the saffron party determined to strengthen its support base in the state and going alone in the future elections.
The BJP leaders participating in the state executive held in Visakhapatnam on Sunday took an unequivocal stand that the party must no longer be seen as a minor partner to the TDP and must grow on its own in the state.

This rather aggressive stance has come on the back of directives issued by the BJP national president Amit Shah that the state unit must be ready to face the elections in future on its own.

“An alliance with the TDP does not mean that we should not grow on our own. Nobody can foresee what the political scenario would be in the state in the coming days.Our national president has told us to be prepared for any eventuality and accordingly, we have resolved to strengthen the party in the state,“ AP BJP spokesperson, Karnati Anjaneya Reddy, said.

More scathing was Narsapuram MP Gokaraju Gangaraju, who said that the BJP wants to break the shackles of alliance with the TDP.“Chandrababu Naidu says in public that we are together, but the ground reality is that the TDP is treating the BJP as its rival. They don’t want us to grow and they are suppressing us in every possible way. But, we have taken the challenge and the BJP is going to be a formidable force in AP,“ he said.

The fault lines that the BJP leaders are pointing at is the TDP’s attempt to show the Centre in a bad light on the issue of funds and special category status. “The TDP is going around saying that the Centre is not supporting the state government. It is trying to make an issue out of the demand for the special category status for AP.In fact, the Centre has done more than granting the special status and has released Rs 8,000 crore in a span of just 10 months,“ said Gangaraju.

He, instead, blamed the TDP regime for the delay in setting up educational institutions such as IIT, IIM, and AIIMS. He said it is the state government that is yet to provide land and infrastructure for these institutions, though the Centre granted them eight months ago.

Senior BJP leader Kanna Lakshminarayana said the state executive has resolved to go to the people with these issues and effectively counter the TDP’s propaganda.“The farmers’ plight and drought in the districts of Rayalaseema are going to be the main issues. The state government has done nothing on this front even after the Centre has released funds. As much as Rs 350 crore has been granted for the Rayalaseema districts, but it has not been spent,“ he said, adding that the BJP leaders would tour Rayalaseema, followed by public meetings in coastal Andhra.


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  1. CV Reddy

    తనకు డప్పు కొట్టే విలేఖరులకు కొత్త ఇల్లు, ఉచిత విదేశీ ప్రయాణాలు ఇస్తాడు 40 లక్షల బీద బాబు
    TRS ,Congress నుంచి నాయకులను TDPలోకి తీసుకురండి, మీకు డబ్బులు ఇస్తాను
    -40 లక్షల బీద బాబు(Source Hans India )

    మీకు డబ్బు ఇస్తా ,వేరే పార్టీ లోకి పోకండి అని సొంత పార్టీ MLA లనే కొనే దౌర్భ్యాగ్యం నిప్పు నారా బాబుది-తలసాని శ్రీనివాస్ యాదవ్

    Chandrababu generous towards Yes-master journalists

    Media management by AP Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu reached the peak of hypocrisy and nepotism as an eleven member hand chosen team of scribes left for Singapore on a two day, all expenses paid trip.

    Supposedly the trip is to bring an awareness of functioning of Singapore systems and procedures that would be evoked in the capital city building and other urban infrastructure in the residual AP. The offer was made to AP journalists when the Singapore envoy Gopalakrishna Pillai and Minister Iswaran came to Hyderabad to sign a MoU that would make it easy to do business with AP last month.

    The Media advisor of AP Dr Parakala Prabhakar wrote to select media houses with a request to depute particular reporters only. Most of them were those who covered the TDP beat at NTR Bhavan and were loyal to Chandrababu Naidu. Criteria were that they had not criticized Naidu and also never wrote against TDP.

    It may be recalled that the TDP media advisor LV S R K kept a daily account of the number of lines and minutes given to TDP by all newspapers and submitted the same to Chandrababu Naidu. At NTR Bhavan, reporters covering the TDP beat got free lunch and snacks free plus gifts of sweets, dairy and other utensils on festivals, News Year and also Mahanadu. “Pressure cookers, Mixies, TV, laptop, Iphones” were the common gifts of Naidu as per the importance of the daily/channel and their coverage of the TDP.

    The list of scribes includes two persons from the national dailies – Times of India , Indian Express and the Hindu, Persons in good books of Naidu were ear marked TV channels critical of Naidu including the NDTV were dropped at last minute .Though the AP government was the official promoter, it was the TDP media office that was the facilitator. Small timer operators like Metro TV (a cable operator) also were included in the tour.

    So hats off to the Chandrababu Naidu media management in his second innings, wherein he has not shown any hesitation to weed out the critics. During his first innings Naidu had been accommodative when he took agencies and newspapers to Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai and also China. But this time it’s only yes men. In his first innings Naidu gave flats and housing plots to his chosen band. So it would be no wonder if the scribes get flats in the CRDA.

  2. CV Reddy

    వాట్ యాన్ ఐడియా బాబూ?
    [అలవాటుగా BJP కి వెన్నుపోటు పొడుస్తున్న బాబు(Old habits die hard)
    కామెడీ హీరో శివాజీ చౌదరి చేత ప్రత్యెక హోదా అని దీక్షలు,యాత్రలు చేయిస్తున్న బాబు
    TV9, ABN (జ్యోతి) లకు శివాజీ చౌదరి ప్రమోషన్ బాద్యతలు అప్పగించిన బాబు
    వెనకయ్య నాయుడు, BJP రాష్ట్ర ప్రెసిడెంట్ మరియు విశాఖ MP కంభంపాటి హరిబాబు చౌదరి, మంత్రి కామినేని శ్రీనివాస్ చౌదరి ఎలాగు BJP లో ఉన్నా బాబుకు సహకరిస్తారు కదా.
    ఆ విధంగా BJP ఎదగకుండా ముందుకు పోతున్న బాబు.

  3. Rajasekhara

    dear YSRCP fans ,
    TDP & BJP Leadership will not go separate way .
    until elections year BJP act smart this way to keep their bargain well for 2019 elections. finally they go together .
    we need to consolidate our vote bank. and get the strategies right for every constitutions level .


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