Are Purandheswari and Kanna unhappy with BJP?

The series of political developments in the State and the fast approaching elections are giving happiness to some and disappointment to many. There are two leaders in the AP unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party, who are not happy these days with the party national leadership’s attitude. They are its State unit president Kanna Lakshminarayana and former union minister Daggubati Purandheswari.

Of late, the leaders have realised that the BJP national leadership is having a secret deal with the Telugu Desam Party in Andhra Pradesh. It became very clear with the recent visit of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari to the State and the visit of Kanna Lakshminarayan to the national capital. Though Kanna and the BJP leaders received Gadkari in Rajahmundry airport, the Union Minister kept the BJP leaders aside and closeted with Chandrababu Naidu. They were not spotted in the meeting at the Polavaram project site.

On his visit to Delhi, Kanna found that the party national leadership is soft towards the TDP. The party leadership including Home Minister Rajnath Singh did not care about his complaints against the TDP leaders. Kanna tried to draw the attention of the party leadership towards the physical attacks by the TDP activists on his programmes in the State. He expected that the party leadership would take serious note of them. Shockingly the party leadership had reportedly advised him to go soft towards the TDP in the State. He was also surprised to see the absolute silence being maintained by the party national leadership even on the attack on Amit Shah convoy at Tirupati.

The acceptance of the no confidence motion too is said to have added fuel to the disappointment of Kanna. Even Purandheswari also smelt the hidden nexus between the TDP and BJP and is said to be unhappy with the party leadership. While the BJP leaders in the State are trying to counter the TDP’s campaign against the party, the BJP national leadership is in favour of the TDP and this had increased the unhappiness in these two leaders.

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