More bad news seems to be coming Chandrababu's way. After his trusted lieutenant and Bapatla strongman Annam Sathish Prabhakar has announced his resignation from the Telugu Desam party, more key leaders are all set to leave the party. Former MLA and senior leader Chandu Sambasiva Rao and former ZP chief of Prakasam district Eedara Haribabu are also said to be contemplating leaving the Telugu Desam. No marks for guessing where they would be going. They are all planning to join the Bharatiya Janata Party.
It is clear that the BJP is targeting loyal party leaders in the TDP and is making them join the BJP. Thus, the TDP organisational edifice would be considerably weakened. BJP district level leaders are preparing lists of influential TDP leaders and are holding talks with them. They are being introduced to the national leaders, who are giving them attractive offers if they join the BJP.