What do you do when you resign form a political party? You announce the resignation publicly and don the scarf of the new party that you join. But, Anam Ramnarayana Reddy, former finance minister and Nellore strongman, is very different. He couriered the TDP scarf that Chandrababu wrapped around his shoulders and the ID car that the party gave on his taking the TDP membership.
No politician has ever done something like this. So, this courier politics is now the talk of Nellore district. Every politician, including those from the TDP and those from other parties , are talking about it. Anam was cut up with Chandrababu as he was not being given any importance in the TDP and decided to join the YSRCP. He had already met YS Jagan and will soon formally join the party.
But, his problems seem to be far from being over. Even in the YSRCP, things are going to be tough. He wanted to contest from Atmakur, but the sitting MLA Mekapati Gautham is very close to Jagan and there is no question of his vacating his seat for Anam Ramanarayan Reddy. So, Anam wants to contest from Venkatagiri. But, Venkatagiri has senior YSRCP biggies like Bommireddy Raghavendra Reddy and Kalimela Ramprasad Reddy, who have already done lot of ground work. Then there is also Nedurumalli Ramkumar Reddy, son of former CM Nedurumalli Janardhan Reddy who wants to jump from the BJP to the YSRCP. Will Anam be able to pip past these people and manage to get a seat? Let's wait and see how this seasoned but sidelined leader works his way up.