Chittoor, May 24:
Internal disputes, fighting for power, mudslinging became a daily routine in Telugu Desam Party, which was once famous for discipline. In Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s home district, group politics in mandal, constituency and district committees has reached its peak.
Naidu, who enquired lack of cooperation and increasing differences among party district leaders, expressed severe dissatisfaction in the recently held district party coordination committee meeting in Velagapudi.
The district leaders are pouring cold water on the hopes of party high command to win majority seats in the next general elections by strengthening district party cadre.
The ruling party leaders were divided into groups in almost all constituencies. The leaders are disappointed due to the delay in filling up of nominated posts. Those, who pinned hopes on Tirupati TUDA, TTD Trust Board and other corporations, were felt let down.
MLC Gali Muddu Krishnama Naidu, Tamballapalli and Satyavedu MLAs Sankar and Talari Aditya, who expected minister post, are not participating in party affairs whole-heartedly.
Srikalahasti MLA Bojjala Gopalakrishna Reddy, who lost his minister post, was disappointed with the party. Party seniors could not digest party chief Naidu giving minister post to Amaranatha Reddy, whose intention was to amass the support of the strongest community in the district.
Leaders, activists and other cadre were criticising the party high command for not giving posts, who have been with the party since the beginning.
Fight for supremacy and power among the leaders, striving to get posts in the party are increasing and leading to clashes. Large scale conflicts among the leaders during Chandragiri, Tirupati and Madanapalli local bodies elections are the clear examples of the growing unrest among them.