The three capitals issue caused a political turmoil in Andhra Pradesh, while the opposition TDP Chief Chandrababu and 20 other MLAs issued an ultimatum to Jagan-led government to take back the decision. However, the political war that is supposed to be between ruling and opposition has now turned an unexpected jolt for Chandrababu with his own party leaders snubbing party’s will.
Into details, simmering discontent in TDP, especially from the leaders of Visakhapatnam brought new challenges for Chandrababu who is already in neck-deep hurdles. While the supremo is waging a war condemning the new bills, Visakhapatnam TDP cadre has openly welcomed the Jagan sarkar’s decision shocking the ‘Yellow’ brigade.
As the state government already kickstarted the ‘capital shifting’ works on an official note, the TDP leader in Visakhapatnam are learnt to be in turmoil between the citizen and high command. MLA Vasupalli Ganesh Kumar is one of the influential leaders in Visaka who already welcomed the Governor’s approval to the bills.
It can be noted that former Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao who is speculated to join the YSCRP bandwagon anytime soon has been a longtime supporter for shifting capital to Vizag. However, Ganta along with other TDP leaders like remained tightlipped over the on-going issue.
Sources revealed that these leaders are facing immense pressure forcing them to support Visakhapatnam public. It was learnt that they would soon meet their chief Chandrababu Naidu to put forth their opinions over the issue.
However, this has come as a shock to the TDP cadre who are busy protesting against the government. We have to see what Chandrababu’s stand would be on TDP leaders supporting his counterpart’s decision against party’s will.