Ever since senior TDP leaders and Rajya Sabha MPs Y S Chowdary, T G Venkatesh and C M Ramesh joined the saffron party; it seems that the Bharatiya Janata Party has quit its strong anti-Telugu Desam Party stand in Andhra Pradesh.
The party also looks to be going soft with the TDP and instead, targeting the two-and-a-half month’s old YS Jagan Mohan Reddy government. It was obvious from the aggressive posture clicked by the party at its state executive meeting recently held in Vijayawada on Sunday. Many stalwarts like AP BJP in-charge Sunil Deodhar, President Kanna Lakshminarayana, MPs G V L Narasimha Rao, Y Sujana Chowdary, C M Ramesh, senior leaders K Hari Babu, G Manikyala Rao, S Veerraju attended the meeting.
The party has also decided to stage a huge dharna at Gurazala in Guntur district on 16 August against the alleged “anti-people rule of the YSRC government.” Kanna Lakshminarayana alleges that Jagan Mohan Reddy government has been taking several wrong decisions against the interest of the state.
”Decisions like proposed closure of fair price shops across the state, closure of Anna Canteens didn't go down well with people,” he said.
He went on saying mal-administration at the grassroots level has proved that the state is aiming at a purposeless rule.
He also said, “We wanted to give at least six months to the Jagan Mohan Reddy government before criticizing for its gameplan, but we've decided that we cannot wait. The two-month rule has enough to say about this government."
Sand scarcity has severely struck the real estate sector, harassment against the opposition party workers has intensified,
"Workers all around have become debt-ridden owing to the pause in construction enterprises in the state because of the huge scarcity of sand," he said. The state BJP would hold protests against the anti-people rule of the YSRCP government across the state very soon.