Operation Kamal: Sr BJP Leader To Join TDP?

Operation Kamal: Sr BJP Leader To Join TDP?

With elections just four months away, the politics in Andhra Pradesh is witnessing the politics of quitting and re-joining. A senior BJP leader from the state may soon be joining the Telugu Desam Party. According to sources, the BJP leader is unhappy with the cadre in the state and is planning to jump ship.

Ch Ramakotiah, who has been one of key faces of the party in the state, has recently expressed his displeasure over BJP's ill-ill-treatment towards Andhra Pradesh. Interestingly, he met TDP Chief N. Chandrababu Naidu and spoke to him about the issue of temple priests in the state.

The AP Chief Minister has asked him to take lead on the issue and prepare a document on how it could be worked out. Apparently, during their discussion, Ramakotaiah was impressed with the TDP Chief's approach to the issue and has decided to join the party. Political observers naming it as TDP's 'Operation Kamal' against BJP.

Ramakotaiah, a strong RSS face from the party, resigned yesterday, following his meeting with the TDP Chief. However, he has still not given any indication of joining the Yellow Party. According to TDP sources, he will soon be part of the party and will also be a key person fighting against the BJP for its injustice to Andhra Pradesh.