In all likelihood, it is going to be a triangular attack on the ruling TDP in the days to come. The Opposition YSR Congress has been attacking the TDP for the past four years. With the majority media supporting the TDP, the YSR Congress criticism could not reach the people. Rather it was diluted and diverted for the benefit of the TDP for all these years.
Now, with elections just one year away from now and the alliance between the BJP and TDP broke, the BJP is set to begin its attack on the TDP in the State. The BJP ranks are getting ready with the required weapons to fire at the TDP in the State. Its MLAs and MLCs have already started questioning the ruling party in Assembly and Council on Central assistance to the State in the last four years. BJP’s MLCs are more aggressive in the attack than the MLAs and Somu Veerraju and P N V Madhav are leaving no chance to hit at the TDP in the Legislative Council. However, it looks like the BJP MLAs, including its floor leader P Vishnukumar Raju, are soft in their criticism. The two former ministers P Manikyala Rao and Kamineni Srinivas are not seen in the Assembly, while the fourth MLA Akula Satyanarayana is seen speaking rarely.
Of the two Lok Sabha members, Gokaraju Ganga Raju is known for his silence, Kambhampati Haribabu is known for his loyalties to the TDP and its chief Chandrababu Naidu. The two MPs are not expected to go hard against the TDP. In this given situation, the BJP is getting ready for the onslaught with two strong leaders – spokesman G V L Narasimha Rao who hails from Guntur district and general secretary Ram Madhav, who hails from West Godavari district. The BJP national leadership is understood to have given enough backing to these two to expose the TDP and ensure that less damage is done to the BJP on denial of the Special Category Status. The two leaders are expected to begin their attack once the Parliament budget session ends.
There is Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan, who is training his guns on the TDP these days. A friend and well-wisher for the TDP for the past four years, had turned a foe now, which the TDP is unable to digest. The TDP is deploying all its MLAs, MLCs and Ministers to counter Pawan Kalyan. One statement from Pawan Kalyan is getting hundred counter statements from the TDP. The senior ministers like Kala Venkata Rao and Yanamala Ramakrishnudu are also made to counter Pawan Kalyan.
With the arrows coming from the three sides, it is not going to be easy for the TDP in the days to come. As already said, it is not going to be easy for the TDP to ridicule BJP and Pawan Kalyan as it ridiculed YSR Congress and Jagan Mohan Reddy. The Telugu media, which has been ignoring Jagan Mohan Reddy cannot ignore BJP and Pawan Kalyan.