The TDP is soon going to lose one more leader and he is none other than former MP Rayapati Sambasiva Rao. Rayapati is the face of TDP in Guntur district as he has huge following and cadre.
Andhra Pradesh BJP which is doing ‘Operation Kamal’ is yet to hold talks with Rayapati. But the TDP leader made up his mind that there is no future for him in the cycle party.
Rayapati expected Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams (TTD) chairman post when he joined TDP. Unavoidable circumstances disappointed Rayapati as then CM of AP, Chandrababu appointed Putta Sudhakar Yadav as TTD chief.
Since then Rayapati is maintaining distance from TDP. Now with the party in full crisis, Rayapati doesn’t want to waste any time by sticking to TDP.
We also hear from political circles that BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav had reportedly paid a visit to Rayapati’s residence in Guntur couple of days back. But it was a courtesy call and had no political significance. There are reports that Rayapati has laid his terms and conditions before joining BJP.
In the coming days, the top brass from BJP will negotiate things with Rayapati and will settle them.
BJP is leaving no stone unturned to grab the opposition status for time being and later will do whatever is needed to grab the power.