Kanna builds up party in AP

With limited resources on hand, former minister and Bharatiya Janata Party AP chief Kanna Lakshminarayana had completed the constitution of the party State committee, district committees and the frontal organisations this week. He took two weeks to complete this exercise naming the leaders for every district and every wing of the party.

There are not many leaders in the party here to fill the executive committee posts of the party and its frontal organisation. But, he could make it with those who have joined the party in the last four years. It was difficult for the party to have the district committees as there are no leaders for all these years. Now, Kanna took the bold decision to form the committees and the frontal organisations, using all his organisational skills he gained from the Congress.

Now, fully organised, the Kanna team is ready to take on the rivals, particularly the ruling Telugu Desam Party. As he had been a known hard core critic of the TDP for decades, he is going tough on the ruling party and chief minister Chandrababu Naidu on issues of development. With his team getting into action, things have become easy, to some extent, to him to take on the mighty powers.

He had completed the district tours partially and is set to take up the tour in the remaining districts. As he was facing tough time with the TDP activists in his district tours, he expected the party national leadership to support him. He met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to give instructions to the State police to provide protection to his district tours. While there is no clue whether the Union Home Minister had agreed to come to his rescue, Kanna is set to go on for the tours facing the wrath of the ruling TDP activists.

Some of the BJP leaders, who have been friendly with Chandrababu Naidu and the TDP for all these years, are not able to digest the hard hitting strategy of Kanna. There is unrest among these leaders on his criticism but, the party national leadership had given him free hand to take on Chandrababu Naidu. Though not able to question Kanna on his tough stand against the TDP, they are forced to be silent in the larger interests of the party.

With the new executive committee for the State and the districts in place, Kanna Lakshminarayana is likely to begin his second leg of district tours in the next fortnight. This tour is likely to expose the TDP’s failures, which he had been highlighting every week in the form of shooting an open letter to the Chief Minister with five questions every week. It is to be seen how the TDP would handle the counter attack by Kanna and his team in the days to come.

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