With the infusion of new blood, BJP in Andhra Pradesh is eager to score a victory like in Tripura. The leaders so far did not bother much about the party because it had an alliance with Telugu Desam Party. By visiting all districts, Kanna is trying to boost cadre’s morale. He is mainly trying to dismiss TDP’s attempts to project BJP as the guilty before people.
In this context, Amit Shah appointed Muralidharan as the incharge of the party affairs in the state. Muralidharan will be assisted by Sunil Deodhar. The two are responsible for party’s victory at many places. It was Sunil Deodhar who hoisted the party flag in a difficult state like Tripura. BJP is standing as accused before Andhra Pradesh people. Though it is claiming to be considering railway zone for Visakhapatnam and steel factor for Kadapa, its refusal to accord special category status to the state has become a minus point for the party.
AP Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu is targeting BJP. The campaign against BJP over social media is at its peak. In this situation Amit Shah believed that only Sunil Deodhar can save the party and appointed him as incharge. BJP leaders say Amit Shah had confidence that Muralidharan and Sunil Deodhar could strengthen the party and hence he sent them specifically for AP.
Coming to Sunil Deodhar, he hails from Maharashtra. He is known as a good strategist. He is considered as an expert in running the affairs from behind the stage. In 2014 Lok Sabha elections he worked as party coordinator in Varanasi constituency from where Modi was contesting. Thus he was noticed by Amit Shah. In 2013 Gujarat elections he was given the task of Dahod district, which was a Congress stronghold. He worked effectively. In 2014 Maharashtra assembly elections, Deodhar was given the responsibility of Palghar constituency, where CPI (M) was quite strong. He successfully completed the task. That’s why he was sent as incharge to Tripura three years ahead of Lok Sabha elections. Dev Dhar was successful. This was the reason Amit Shah sent Dev Dhar to AP as assistant incharge. Let us see how far this will help the lotus party in AP.