With Srikakulam district, the names of Kinjarapu and Dharmana families come to mind. These two families have been dominating the district politics for decades. These families have been enjoying the positions of power for a long time. It is an open secret that whatever may be the election these two families rise above party affiliations to reach an agreement. That’s why despite having good strength and bright prospects, YSRCP lost two consecutive elections in Srikakulam MP constituency. If uncle Atchan Naidu and nephew Rammohan Naidu were elected despite Jagan wave, it is said to be because of Dharmana family.
Srikakulam district politics is divided along caste lines. If Kinjarapu and Dharmana families belonging to Velama caste rise above parties to come to an understanding, other strong castes are giving the reply in the same way. Kapus, Kalingas, fishermen and BCs are in sizeable numbers in the district. They are all targeting this politics of compromise. Kalingas are firing at district minister Dharmana Krishnadas. They are warning the party leadership that the party will lose the seats even in the local body elections due to Krishnadas.
Kalingas are making all the efforts for the victory in Zilla Parishads. On the other minister Dharmana Krishnadas is working hard to see his son Krishna Chaitanya become his political successor. He made his son file the nomination as ZPTC candidate from Cheta Polanki. In fact this ZP seat has been reserved for BC women. YSRCP leaders suspect that Dharmana’s strategy is to see a candidate loyal to him on ZP chairperson’s post and make his son the vice-chairman. This has triggered a fire in YSRCP. Dharmana is coming under criticism from his own party leaders that despite Jagan’s order to the party leaders not to give tickets to their relatives, the minister is resorting to this.
On the other hand Jagan is said to be sympathetic towards YSRCP leader Duvvada Srinu, who lost the election from Sriaikulam Lok Sabha seat due to politics of fixing. It is being said that ZP chairperson’s post has been decided for his wife Duvvada Srivani. She is contesting for ZPTC polls from Tekkali. However, since Atchan Naidu is the MLA from this constituency Duvvada Srinu is scared of match fixing politics of Dharmana. He is said to have made it clear that he will not keep quiet if his wife has to face what he had to face earlier. Let us see.