Is AP BJP banking on Junior NTR for its growth?
The BJP feels that NTR can tilt the scales in favour of the BJP in Andhra Pradesh.By: Tupaki Desk | 25 July 2023 5:55 AM GMT
The BJP, it appears, is trying all the tricks in its trade to woo film actor and late NTR's grandson Junio NTR into the party. The party bigwigs feel that entry of NTR would bolster the party's chances in the 2024 elections. If the sources are to be believed, Purandeswari was appointed the state party chief only with a view to lure NTR into the party.
The BJP feels that NTR can tilt the scales in favour of the BJP in Andhra Pradesh. The big catch however is whether NTR would be willing to sacrifice his film career for the BJP. NTR is now going great guns as an actor, especially after the massive success of the RRR. It is unlikely that he would take the political plunge.
Sources say that Purandeswari, who happens to be the aunt of NTR , was specifically brought in as the state party chief only to bring NTR into the BJP. By virtue of her being senior NTR's daughter, she has considerable appeal among the people. At the same time, her pleasing manners, impressive articulation and her stint as a minister have created a positive image for Purandeswari.
The BJP big bosses in Delhi feel that the party will have a turnaround in its fortunes if NTR joins the party. For long, the BJP was seen as an appendage of he YSRCP. A strong section within the BJP itself strongly rooted for an understanding the with the ruling YSRCP. Sources say that Somu Veerraju has been removed from the party president's post specifically to make it neutral.