Is all not hunky dory in the Andhra Pradesh BJP? Are there deep fissures in the party despite the outward bonhomie and banter? Is a strong section with powerful levers staunchly opposed to Somu Veerraju being made the AP unit president?
One major pointer is that senior party leader and former minister in Chandrababu Naidu cabinet Kamineni Srinivas was conspicuous by his absence at the swearing in of Somu Veerraju. Though he is citing advancing age and corona scare as the reasons for missing out the function, not many are inclined to believe him. Only a few days ago, Kamineni had attended the court in connection with the case pertaining to Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar. Meanwhile another former president K Haribabu too missed out the programme. The differences between both the leaders are only too well-known. Though present, Sujana Chowdary's unease was too palpable.
Sources say that unless Somu Veerraju walks the extra mile to placate them, these leaders might not cooperate with him. They may even put spokes in his works. So, Somu has challenges to meet and tasks to accomplish. Letâ€™s wait and watch how he manages to weather them.