Is the BJP just beginning to unveil its biggest political game -plan for Andhra Pradesh? Is it aiming big for 2022 elections by eliminating the TDP altogether from the political atlas of the state? It has planned big by trying to rope in some of the biggest political names from Rayalaseema into the BJP.
BJP strategist and pointsman for Andhra Pradesh, Ram Madhav, is said to be already in touch with JC brothers, Paritala family, Palle Raghunatha Reddy and Varadapuram Suri in Anantapur district. They are all set to join the party in the presence of BJP national president Amit Shah soon. Sources say the date of joining could either be June 23 or 27.While this will not threaten the YSRCP immediately, it will surely pulls out the Oxygen tube on an ailing TDP in Anantapur district.
The TDP has suffered the its worst drubbing this time by losing all but 2 of the 14 seats. Only Payyavula Keshav and Nandamuri Balakrishna managed to scrape through. Both the Lok Sabha seats went to the YSRCP. The TDP leaders and cadre have lost hope on Lokesh and feel that Jagan is in for a long haul. They have come to feel that their political future would be safe only if they join the BJP. JC brothers have reportedly concluded their negotiations with Ram Madhav. Ditto with paritala family. But, the Paritala family is said to be trying to convince their cadre about their decision. They want to bring around their cadre and then join them in the BJP.
So, wait for some sensational reports from Anantapur.