AP BJP Fights With Itself

The BJP has not won even a single MLA seat in Andhra Pradesh. The total votes it got is less than one per cent. Despite this dismal state of affairs, there is rampant groupism within the party. Interestingly, there are several groups in the party and each one is working against the another.

On Saturday, while party state president Kanna Lakshminarayana held a meeting in Hyderabad to chalk out the future course of action in the state, another key meeting was held in Viijayawada. Kanna Lakshminarayana was not even aware of this meeting. This meant that there is complete lack of coordination in the party and the president is not even aware of what is happening in the Vijayawada office.  This also showed that the party suffers from acute factionalism. If the same trend continues, the party is in for troubled time. Already, leaders like Sujana Chowdary, TG Venkatesh and CM Ramesh are behaving like an independent unit and are not consulting the state unit on any issue. Leaders like Purandeswari are ploughing a lonely furrow. BJP old timers like Purghalla Raghuram and Satyakumar are focusing more on the national politics than local politics.


Isn't it time that national leaders like Ram Madhav, Sunil Deodhar and GVL Narasimha Rao set the things right and end groupism in the party.