Cong ship is sinking in Krishna
Cong ship is sinking in Krishna. It has always enjoyed the status of being a high-voltage political district where the maturity levels of the voters have been of a high order.
Vijayawada: It has always enjoyed the status of being a high-voltage political district where the maturity levels of the voters have been of a high order.
The Congress party has been home to some big names like like Pinnamaneni Koteswara Rao, Mandali Venkata Krishna Rao, Koneru Ranga Rao, Perni Krishnamurthy, Chanumolu Venkat Rao, to name a few, who have dominated the district political stage for the past several years.
These steadfast Congress leaders have been with the party through the thick and thin. In a dramatic twist to the script, these names are fading into oblivion.
The Congress survived the 1977 Janata and 1983 NTR waves in the district only because of these leaders and the individual hold each of them commanded.
While most of them have passed away, their successors are deserting the party, which the deem is like a sinking ship.
The latest to leave the party are former ministers Mandali Buddha Prasad and Pinnamaneni Venkateswara Rao, who joined the Telugu Desam on Wednesday in the presence of party chief N Chandrababu Naidu.
Their exit has sent shock waves among not only the rank and file but even public.
Meanwhile, Kavuri Sambasiva Rao is weighing the option between TDP and BJP as he has more or less firm on quitting Congress. An announcement is likely in the next few days. The only family left with the Congress is Paladugu (Venkat Rao), who is gradually being sidelined in Nuzvid.
The Perni family had deserted the Congress long ago, with Perni Nani joining YSRCP. He is getting ready to contest from Machilipatnam against the Congress.