Are Kammas Taking Over BJP In Andhra Pradesh?

The newly entering Kamma leadership appears to be slowly but surely taking over the BJP. With the TDP gradually weathering away, the Kamma community seems to be moving into the BJP for its own survival. But, as these leaders, who are flush with resources, are entering, those who stayed loyal to the party through the thick and thin are finding themselves getting increasingly edged out.

These days, major statements are coming from the likes of Sujana Chowdary, Daggubati Purandeshwari and even Sunil Deodhar. Old timers like Pydikondala Manikyala Rao and Somu Virraju are finding themselves marginalised. BJP's Brahmin leadership too is being slowly pushed to the corners. The resourceful Kamma leadership is virtually dominating the events and developments in the party.


Even the party national leadership seems inclined to encourage new talent. These new leaders seem to have easy access to the national leadership, while the old timers are unable to meet the national leaders. Several Kamma leaders, who have joined the BJP recently, are MPs and thus have an easy access to Amit Shah and other key ministers, while the likes of Manikyala Rao and Virraju are confined to their constituencies.