With the arrival of Kanna, the leaders of that group in TDP are confused

It is known that former minister Kanna Lakshminarayana joined TDP. It is known that Kanna has already made it clear that he will act as suggested by the party leadership. But the arrival of Lakshminarayana is disturbing the Kapu leaders of the Telugu Desam Party.

few leaders in tdp are worried about kanna lakshminarayana entry in tdp

First Published Feb 26, 2023, 3:59 PM IST

Former minister and senior politician Kanna Lakshminarayana’s joining Telugu Desam Party has become a topic of discussion in AP political circles. He joined TDP, which was his opponent for a long time in his political career. Kanna has nearly four decades of experience as a youth congress leader, MLA, minister, and president of a national party’s state unit. In addition to this, being a leader from the strongest Kapu community in AP is an added strength for Kanna. That is why soon after he resigned from BJP, TDP, Janasena and YCP sent invitations to him to join their parties. Considering the conditions of the upcoming assembly elections, social equations, etc., Kanna has favored the TDP, not even the Janasena, which belongs to his own social group.

Kanna Lakshminarayana, who has been holding many key posts for a long time, is a key leader in the Congress and at one stage, his name was in the list of CM candidates in the joint AP. Such a leader faced severe difficulties after the partition of the state. He joined BJP for his political future after the Congress was wiped out in AP. Kamal Nathulu also honored Kanna with the post of state president. Kanna also fought against the government in his own style and scored good marks. But in the background of the election, Somu Veerraj was handed over the reins with the intention of becoming a bold leader. Due to this, Kanna Lakshminarayana, who was silent for some years, came close to TDP later. Sharing the same stage with Chandrababu, praising him and supporting the Amaravati movement, there was a campaign that he would leave the BJP. He came out of BJP after criticizing the leadership of Somu Veerraju.

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Coming to the present… Kanna is the leader of TDP. Keeping in view his remarkable political experience and reputation, there are chances of Chandrababu handing over the key post to Kanna. Analysts also predict that if the TDP comes to power in the next election, the name will be on the list of people who will get the ministerial post. If everything goes according to plan, it will not be a big deal for Kanna to reach the number 2 position in TDP.

On the other hand, the arrival of Kanna Lakshminarayana is not liked by the seniors in TDP, especially the Kapu group. Even before he joined the party, former MP Rayapati Sambasivarao voiced his disapproval. Rayapati asked what answer would he give to Chandrababu and his insults during the days when Kanna was in Congress and BJP. The social class leaders who are currently in the TDP are expressing their concern that if Kanna gets a ministerial position in Kapu Kota, what will be their situation.

Already, with the arrival of leaders like Chinarajappa, Bonda Umamaheswara Rao, Ganta Srinivasa Rao and Vangaveeti Radha, they fear that they will be left behind in the party. However, Chandrababu, who is counting on winning the next election, immediately waved the green flag for Kanna’s participation. But Lakshminarayana will face a bigger challenge in the form of Nara Lokesh in TDP. Lokesh, a young man, gives priority to young people in his coterie. Senior leaders like Yanamala and KE Krishnamurthy also became silent due to Lokesh’s aggression. Let’s wait and see to what extent a forty years old politician like Kanna can gain ground in TDP.

Last Updated Feb 26, 2023, 3:59 PM IST

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