The BJP is now all set to go tough against the TDP in the days to come. Leader after the leader from BJP is descending on the State to counter the TDP’s campaign of injustice done by the BJP.
The situation with the BJP is not the same as it was when Kambhampati Haribabu was heading the party in the State. Haribabu was soft towards the TDP and things went even in the BJP as Chandrababu Naidu wanted. But, with Kanna Lakshminarayana taking over the State unit, and the TDP breaking the alliance, the things are not going to be as they were in the past in dealing with the TDP.
MLC Somu Veerraju had been the hard hitting leader of the BJP for all these days. Now, another MLC Madhav had joined the race in the State. Besides the two, there is Kanna Lakshminarayana, who can take on Chandrababu Naidu even harder. There are leaders like general secretary Ram Madhav and Rajya Sabha member G V L Narasimha Rao who are countering the TDP’s criticism every day in equal terms.
Marking the four years of the BJP rule at the Centre, the party is now sending its Union Ministers to speak the facts. Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Officer Jitender Singh had come all the way to Vijayawada and countered what TDP had been speaking against the BJP and NDA government. They are coming with facts and figures to counter. They do have the statements of Chandrababu Naidu, made in the past, about the Central government’s support to the State and the records of Chandrababu Naidu felicitating the Union Ministers for the financial assistance given to the State. They claim that these facts will counter what Chandrababu Naidu and his TDP leaders are speaking now against the BJP.
As things go on and the days pass by, it is not going to be so easy for the TDP and Chandrababu Naidu to counter the BJP, which goes aggressively against the rivals with facts and figures. The TDP leadership should realise that countering BJP is not as easy as countering the YSR Congress or Jana Sena or ridiculing the Congress.
While the TDP says that the BJP had done injustice to the State, MLC Madhav had countered saying that the BJP’s injustice to the State was only backing the candidature of Chandrababu Naidu as Chief Minister. This is how the BJP is going to hit at the TDP in the days to come and it is to be seen how the TDP would handle this counter.