The Bharatiya Janata Party seems to have deployed another leader to take on the ruling Telugu Desam Party in Andhra Pradesh. Its new MP G V L Narasimha Rao is giving sleepless nights to the TDP leadership in the State ever since they broke the alliance and the TDP launched a tirade against the BJP and the Central government.
Narasimha Rao took greater time to hit back at the TDP during the no confidence motion in Lok Sabha recently. Though he represents Uttar Pradesh in Rajya Sabha, he had been raising the issues of Andhra Pradesh both in Delhi and outside. As he hails from Prakasam district, the BJP had fitted him to take on the TDP and return its criticism. A disciplined soldier of the RSS, Narasimha Rao is leaving no chance for the TDP leaders to go aggressively on the BJP.
GVL, as he is popular, gave a greater shock to the TDP leaders and the government in the State by raising the issue of the Personal Deposit (PD) Accounts of the State government where huge money is parked or spent against the financial code. He took the CAG’s annual report in beating the TDP government.
Shocked at this revelation, finance minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu, planning board vice-chairman Kutumba Rao and even senior officials of the State finance department have tried their best to counter GVL on the PD accounts. He had even taken the issue to the Governor seeking a thorough audit by CAG and a detailed probe by the CBI. The TDP leaders are spending sleepless nights with GVL’s intervention.
Here comes another leader, P Muralidhara Rao, a strong voice from the neighbouring Telangana State, to hit hard at the TDP and Chandrababu Naidu. Muralidhara Rao, the other day, addressed the party workers at Srikakulam, where he dubbed Chandrababu Naidu as brand ambassador for betrayal and cheating.
He said Chandrababu Naidu with 30 per cent Congress blood in him, was now trying to fill the balance with the Congress blood. He alleged that Chandrababu Naidu had aligned with the Congress at the national level, which was evident at Kumara Swamy’s swearing-in in Bengaluru and Parliament proceedings in Delhi. The election of Public Accounts Committee members in Parliament and the Deputy Chairperson for Rajya Sabha had seen the TDP going hand in glove with the Congress, he said.
It is now going to be tough for the TDP to take on the onslaught by the BJP leaders, trained perfectly well by the Sangh Pariwar in hitting at the rivals. Muralidhar is one such Pariwar trained missile fired at the TDP.