It looks like few more party members will soon be ditching former AP chief minister, Nara Chandrababu Naidu. Since two-thirds of his party MLAs have been in contact with leaders of the BJP, TDP is said to be on the verge of collapse. By defection of 4 out of 6 Rajya Sabha MPs from TDP to BJP, there have been developments in AP set to give Nara Chandrababu Naidu a big jolt.
Naidu seems to make last efforts to prevent party legislators from being pulled out of the TDP. 18 According to BJP National Secretary andco-in-charge of Andhra Pradesh, Sunil Deodhar, MLAs were said to be in contact with BJP. TDP currently has only 23 MLAs out of the 175 members ‘ assembly.
Deodhar, who also happens to be BJP’s state-in-charge for Tripura, also said, “The MLAs are well aware that TDP boss Naidu will soon be in jail on (alleged) multiple corruption charges. Naidu’s several close aides and family members are also involved in corruption, which is why MLAs are approaching us. They realize that TDP’s image of a clean party has taken a beat.”
“Our focus is to reach the poorest of the poor. We are targeting at least one lakh new members in each Lok Sabha constituency. Beside this programme , the party is also preparing for the all important annual three-day meet of top RSS leaders beginning July 11 in Visakhapatnam,” he added.