Former minister Ganta Srinivas Rao never comes alone. He is always accompanied by a big gang. Wherever he goes, they follow him. This has been continuing from his Prajya Rajyam days. Ganta Srinivas Rao switched from Congress to TDP. Though he is now in TDP, his heart is in some other party. As a result till recently he could not reach to a decision. Ganta Srinivas Rao is now said to have made up his mind. It is being said that he is ready to join BJP. He went to Delhi, camped there for two days, held talks with leaders of saffron party and came back. There is a strong buzz that he may join BJP any moment. Now an intense debate is on in Visakhapatnam district politics on whether Ganta Srinivas Rao alone will join BJP or his followers will also be with him.
Meanwhile, many of those who have been part of Ganta Srinivas Rao’s batch all these years are not happy with his decision. They had hoped that he will join YSRCP and they too will enjoy the power in the state. However, he is joining BJP and not YSRCP. They are shocked by his decision. They feel that BJP has no existence in AP, if Ganta Srinivas Rao joins the party he will not get to enjoy the power and nobody knows what will happen tomorrow. That’s why they are not satisfied with his decision to join BJP. They also fail to understand what Ganta Srinivas Rao hopes to achieve by joining BJP.
Those who have been following Ganta Srinivas Rao also include leaders from minority community. They include some prominent names. They reported to have told him that they will not join BJP. This is definitely a dilemma for Ganta Srinivas Rao. If he goes alone he will get a different treatment. If he goes to BJP with several leaders who follow him, he will get considerable importance. Cadre is not ready to accept BJP. It remains to be seen how Ganta Srinivas Rao persuades them.
He is reported to be making hectic efforts to take some big leaders with him to BJP. We have to see how far he succeeds in his efforts. Whatever it may be, this time Ganta Srinivas Rao mark politics is missing. He was interested in joining YSRCP but due to situation in that party he is compelled to raise the slogan of Jai BJP. Let us see how he transforms with BJP scarf.