YSR Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member, Vijayasai Reddy is focusing more on Visakhapatnam these days. He is currently camping in this steel city or beach city, whatever it is called. As it looks, he is getting ready to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from this seat, which was lost by Jagan’s mother Vijayamma in 2014 elections.
Vijayasai, a chartered accountant, played key role in tying the hands of Telugu Desam Party chief Chandrababu Naidu in the recent Rajya Sabha elections and had diverted the TDP chief’s criticism from Jaganmohan Reddy. Vijayasai was instrumental in provoking Chandrababu Naidu to take up the special category status as prime demand and even pull out from the NDA. That was a well-planned and played political game in which Chandrababu Naidu fell and is now locked horns with Narendra Modi.
Surprisingly, may be thinking too big of his victory over Chandrababu Naidu, the YSR Congress leader looks like completely locked in the trap of the TDP boss. His allegation that the missing diamond from Tirumala is in Chandrababu Naidu’s house, had earned him the new name of lose tongue. Whether he slipped the tongue or made the remarks intentionally, the allegation had brought his image down. People are not ready to buy his argument that the stolen or missing diamond from Tirumala is in Chandrababu Naidu’s house.
The other mistake he had committed was washing Visakahaptnam’s venue of Chandrababu Naidu’s Dharma Porata Sabha. People are not happy with this kind of activities of the political parties against the rivals. The people of Krishna and Guntur districts are unpleasant with the TDP leaders who washed or cleansed the roads after Jaganmohan Reddy’s padayatra in their area. There was resentment and even the educated people opposed such an act by the TDP leaders. It had earned some positive support for Jaganmohan Reddy and his YSR Congress.
Now, Vijayasai Reddy doing the same thing had come as negative act with people objecting to it. Whatever the YSR Congress had gained from such acts of the TDP leaders in Krishna and Guntur is now washed out and people are saying that the YSR Congress is no different party. For all these days, people were thinking that Chandrababu Naidu was following whatever Jaganmohan Reddy is doing. But, with Vijayasai Reddy’s act, this image is gone and the neutrals are moving away from the YSR Congress. This is what Chandrababu Naidu wants for the YSR Congress and he had achieved it with the thoughtless acts of Vijayasai Reddy. If the chartered accountant-turned politician fails to correct himself in the days to come, Chandrababu Naidu would have all the advantages.