TDP trying to bait Rayalaseema’s Reddy community with power

First Published 6, Oct 2017, 1:45 PM IST
TDP trying to bait Rayalaseemas Reddy community with power
  • Ruling TDP in AP is trying to bait the Reddy community in Rayalaseema in order to defeat YSRCP in the 2019 election
  • Reddy community had always been with Congress and after the bifurcation in 2014, they shifted their allegiance to YSRCP
  • The 67 seats that YSRCP won in 2014 elections is majorly because of the four districts of Rayalaseema

The main agenda of ruling TDP (Telugu Desam Party) in Andhra Pradesh is to defeat YSRCP (Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party) by hook or crook in the 2019 General Elections. As part of its master plan, TDP is trying to bait the Rayalaseema Reddy community with power in order to alienate YSRCP.

The Rayalaseema Reddy community had always stood by Congress prior to AP – Telangana bifurcation in 2014, after which the community shifted its interest to YSRCP because of the charisma of former chief minister of AP YS Rajasekhar Reddy.

The reason why YSRCP could win 67 seats in 2014 elections, against the combined charisma of Chandrababu Naidu, Narendra Modi and Pawan Kalyan, is because of the Reddy community in Rayalaseema. Of the four districts of Rayalaseema, Kurnool, Chittoor and Kadapa supported YSRCP while Anantapur went to TDP.

Veteran politician Chandrababu Naidu is aware that this time it would be difficult to win the people as there is the report card of his three years of governance. So, Chandrababu is masterminding a game plan to win the 2019 elections by hook or crook.

Chandrababu chose to attract the stronghold of YSRCP, the Rayalaseema Reddy community with the bait of power. Rumours of another Cabinet reshuffle are circulating in the media where Chandrababu intends to give positions to the Reddy community, to satisfy them with power or finance, according to their desires.

The Election commission proposed for early elections in September 2018 and so Chandrababu also sped up his game plan. He allotted special responsibility to Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy, Amaranath Reddy and Adi Narayana Reddy.