With Chandrababu Naidu making common cause with the Congress, the BJP is now training its guns on the TDP. Already the CBIand the IT are conducting raids on the TDP money bags. The cases, probes and investigations are eating into the financial muscle of the pary. But, here is another stragety to beat the TDP in its game.
The TDP is basically a caste-based outfit and one community dominates the party. All key positions belong to that one particular caste. Now for the first ever time, the TDP and the Congress are coming together. Even Congress gives primacy to one particular caste. The TDP was formed to defeat this particular caste. Now, the alliance means the community that dominates the TDP has to accommodate the interests of the rival community. In fact, TDP was born to fight the domination of the Reddys. Now, these two rival communities should work together. This may not be to the liking of the caste that has formed the bedrock of the TDP.
Now the BJP wants to channelize the anger of the Kamma community against the alliance between the Congress and the TDP. Amit Shah wants to use his proximity with Ramoji Rao to influence the Kamma voters. Even the services of vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu wold be used, according to sources. The BJP sources said that the party is already holding discussions with BJP's Kamma leaders Kambhampati Haribabu and Kamineni Srinivas. Their services would reportedly be used to lure Kamma leaders from the TDP.