Vangaveeti Ranga has always remained a Kapu icon in Telugu politics. His name is invoked at the time of elections and leaders from the community go to the Kapus and seek votes in his name. Though elections are a good two years away, the politicians in AP have begun invoking the name of Vangaveeti Ranga. Leading the pack is the Kapu MLA from Vizag - Ganta Srinivasa Rao.
This time around, TDP MLA Ganta is planning to hold the 75th birth anniversary of Vangaveeti Ranga in a big way in Vizag. He is making every arrangement to ensure that the programme is a success. The programme would be organized on July 4 in both Vizag, Vijayawada and even Hyderabad, which has a huge Kapu population.
Quite interestingly, Ganta has recently said at Payakaraopet in Viziag district that Ranga's statue should be unveiled in Vizag district. He also said that the future CM of the state would be from the Kapu community. He said that Kapus can achieve whatever they want. His comments are being seen as politically very significant.
He is also trying to get pally with Chandrababu Naidu, with whom he had maintained a distance for several years. Now, he is attending the programmes that Chandrababu is arranging. He has even attended the birthday celebrations of Chandrababu naidu's grandson. It is now clear that Ranga + Chandrababu Naidu is the latest formula of Ganta Srinivasa Rao.