Bharatiya Janata Party surprised the political followers in Andhra Pradesh by assigning the party president duties to Kanna Lakshmi Narayana. There were rumors that Somu Veerraju was the primary contender to the post after Kanbhampati Hari Babu reigned as the president.
Veerraju was very confident about landing the job as he stood by the party for 39 long years and believed that the party high command would acknowledge his efforts. To everyone’s surprise, BJP went with Kanna Lakshmi Narayana and this decision was not taken well by Somu’s group in the party. The reports suggest that Somu Veerraju’s followers are ready to leave the party if the high command does not revert their decision and make Veerraju the president of the party.
However, the BJP hierarchy is not concerned with the threats issued by Somu’s followers and are sticking to the initial decision. This way, the saffron party’s sudden change of tracks made one kapu community leader happy, while the other kapu leader is angered by the decision.