In a deadly blow to TDP, 4 of its Rajya Sabha members have dumped the party to join ruling BJP and thus sought the merger of the TDP Legislature Party into BJP Legislature Party in Upper House. Even as TDP is struggling to come to terms with this, it is learnt that yet another blow awaits TDP.
It is rumoured that TDP MLA and former minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao is going to be the next wicket of TDP who will be quitting the party to join BJP. It is buzzed that Ganta along with four other MLAs is expected to join BJP on coming Monday i.e June 24.
Talk is that the coming Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) elections are the target. BJP wants to focus on the Greater Vizag Mayor election. Given that the party had won an MP from Vizag in 2014 with the help of TDP, the party now wants to strengthen itself in AP. To start with, BJP has chosen Vizag as the first step. If Ganta and four other MLAs join BJP, this will be a big shock to Naidu for sure. Naidu is on a family vacation and TDP leaders have chosen this as the right opportunity to switch over to BJP.
SOURCE : GULTE