The ruling party in Andhra Pradesh will start getting leaders from other parties. With auspicious days ahead after Sankranti, influx into TDP is set to begin. TDP had paused after roping in YSRCP MLAs with operation Akarsh. Later, many leaders started joining opposition YSRCP instead of TDP. This trend worried the ruling party. Leaders who are not considered strong are joining Jana Sena. Those who failed to get berths in ruling and opposition parties went to Jana Sena. In this context, the ruling party will be reviving operation Akarsh ahead of the elections.
TDP sources say as a sentiment, the party will begin operation Akarsh this time from North Andhra. They say that in addition to a senior leader from North Andhra, former MPs Sabbam Hari and Konathala Ramakrishna will join TDP. It is learnt that Dadi Veerabhadra Rao has not yet taken a decision. Similarly, the party leaders are holding talks with some senior leaders in Godavari districts. TDP leaders say there will be influx into the party in Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam and Nellore districts. Subsequently, leaders in Rayalaseema districts of Chittoor, Kadapa, Kurnool and Anantapur will be inducted depending on the requirement.
It has almost been decided that TDP and Congress will together contest the coming elections. Babu has already joined hands with Rahul Gandhi to play a key role in the national politics. In this context, Babu will allot few seats to Congress. However, according to TDP sources Congress leaders believe that ‘bicycle’ is safer than ‘hand’ and are eager to join TDP. The party leadership is planning to attract those leaders who can help in improving the prospects of the party in their respective constituencies.