Besides setting ripples in Andhra politics, seems like the Amaravati flare has brought a rift between BJP’s high command and the state unit. The rift apparently began to become evident with the state and Delhi unit making deferred statements over their support to the capital farmers. While the AP state unit President Kanna Lakshmi Narayana passed a resolution in favour of Amaravati as the state capital, the high command, on the other hand, played safe stating that the capital issue completely out of central government’s concerns.
In a recent revelation, speculations that the high command is in thoughts to change the state’s captaincy is taking rounds in BJP cadre. The high command recently changing the leadership in Telangana added strength to the rumours. Shocking everyone, Bandi Sanjay who fell in media’s eyes during the TSRTC indefinite strike was given the state presidentship.
With the local body elections right around the corner, AP BJP cadre speculated the shift in the leadership, post the elections. On this note, a few political analysts speculated MLC Somu Veeraraju, MLA and former minister P Manikyala Rao, both Kapus – a dominant community in the State have been shortlisted for the post.