Published On: Tue, May 15th, 2018

In target: 2 Naidus

A while ago, when TDP and BJP were allies, Chandra Babu Naidu had a dream run as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. With great support from Venkiah Naidu, CBN found it easy to do lobbying at Delhi to get his way with many government-related schemes and funds for AP. Also, Venkiah Naidu used to attend all TDP related functions and it was pretty evident that both Venkiah Naidu and Chandra Babu Naidu shared a close rapport.

However, things changed quickly after Venkiah was made the vice president of India. His influence on state-related issues was very limited as he had to take proper care towards the entire country and any special attention towards Andhra Pradesh can send out wrong signals to the public. This way, CBN lost his close aide who could get things done on the national level.

On a contemporary note, Kanna Lakshmi Narayana, the newly appointed BJP AP cell president, has made his intentions clear that he will be targeting CBN. He said that Babu could not even capitalize on the special package that was initially offered to the state. He added that Babu is fearing that the central government will reopen the cases on him. Why does CBN need to feel scared when he did not commit any mistake? This was the main question raised by Kanna Lakshmi Narayana.

On the whole, it is clear that Kanna will be irking Chandra Babu Naidu on every possible occasion. Sadly, Venkiah Naidu cannot come to the support of CBN as the former is currently under scrutiny and any missteps can lead to catastrophic results.