Perni Nani is a senior legislator in the ruling YSRCP in Andhra Pradesh. He served as the Cabinet Minister in Cabinet 1.0. He is a firebrand leader and known for lashing out at opponents. Perni Nani is a critic of Chandrababu Naidu and Pawan Kalyan and he doesn't shy away from breathing fire at them.
For the past few weeks, we are hearing that Perni Nani might not contest the next elections and his son will take his place. A few months back, he hinted at the same in an interview. Taking his place is not an easy task even for his son given his image.
Adding fuel to this, Perni Nani made some shocking comments. A massive event was held on the eve of the foundation-laying ceremony for the Bandar Port with a big cost. Addressing the gathering, the former Minister said that this would be his last meeting.
Perni Nani said that this is his last meeting with Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and he might not again get the chance to attend the meeting with Jagan again. His speech lasted for around half an hour. His comments started a debate on whether he is making his retirement official.
On the occasion, Perni Nani showered massive praises on Jagan. He said that he had worked with YSR as well and Jagan is ruling better than his father. "Jagan is living up to his promises of ruling better than his father. I have seen this directly,"the former Minister said.
If Perni Nani is really planning to retire, then it is a shocking decision ahead of the elections. The upcoming general elections are not like any other elections as all the major parties took the elections prestigiously and want to win them. Moreover, YCP leaders are saying that Jagan should be the CM for the next 30 years.
The ruling party is facing internal fights in its strong zones like Nellore. A few rebel leaders shocked the party by voting for the TDP leader in the recent MLC polls. They were suspended from the party. After suspension, the rebel leaders alleged that several others are also ready to leave the party. Now seniors like Perni Nani reportedly thinking to retire is what the party wants to hear.