TDP MLAs oppose Sujoy’s nominees in dist panels
Appointing TDP district committee has caused a rift between Minister for Mines and Geology RV Sujay Krishna Ranga Rao and other MLAs of the district as they were opposing the names proposed by Sujay in the district committees.
Vizianagaram: Appointing TDP district committee has caused a rift between Minister for Mines and Geology RV Sujay Krishna Ranga Rao and other MLAs of the district as they were opposing the names proposed by Sujay in the district committees.
The MLAs are angry with the party leadership for appointing Sujay, who defected to the TDP from YSRCP, as a Minister in the recent Cabinet expansion.
MLAs M Geetha, K Appala Naidu, P Narayana Swamy Naidu, K Lalitha Kumari and others hoped for a berth in the Cabinet but Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu ignored their claims and chose Sujay and also made him the In-charge Minister of the district.
Now all of them are angry with Sujay and started ignoring and boycotting his programmes to express their displeasure. Now, with TDP chief and Chief Minister N Chandrababu deciding to appoint M Chinnam Naidu as district TDP president on the recommendation of Sujay Krishna, they are angry.
Recently, Union Minister for Civil Aviation P Ashok Gajapathi Raju directed the district leaders to confine the district committee to 45 members only instead of the present 70. As per the new norms, around 25 leaders have to be removed from the district committee and the leaders who are working with utmost commitment only will be inducted into the district committee.
Apart from the affiliated wings, there is a stiff competition for the post of Telugu Yuvatha, and the rival group MLAs are demanding the replacement of K Narsinga Rao who is the youth wing president of the district and a loyalist of Sujay.
According to sources, Kimidi Nagarjuna, son of MLA K Mrinalini is also eying the post and Mrinalini has been exerting pressure on the TDP high command to appoint her son as the youth wing president of the district. Mrinalini is playing the sympathy card as she was removed and replaced by Sujoy in trhe recent cabinet expansion.