GVL or Sujana? Who'll Get Modi's Blessing?

GVL or Sujana? Who'll Get Modi's Blessing?

As part of its expansion plans in the Telugu states, BJP is mulling over to appoint a Union Minister from Andhra Pradesh. Since Kishan Reddy from Telangana has been roped in for Union Minister of State for Home, now BJP is keen to appoint a Union Minister from AP. It is buzzed that Modi and Shah wants to appoint a Rajya Sabha member belonging to AP for the key post.

The names doing the rounds are BJP's Rajya Sabha MP GVL Narasimha Rao from Uttar Pradesh state and Sujana Chowdary who recently ditched TDP and jumped into BJP. Although GVL was nominated to the Upper House from UP, he hails from AP. Native of Prakasam district, GVL's family is settled in Guntur. He has been highly vocal and sharp critic against Chandrababu Naidu and his government earlier.

On the other hand, Sujana Chowdary had earlier served as the MoS for Science and Technology & Earth Sciences in Modi's previous government. He along with 3 other Rajya Sabha MPs from TDP - CM Ramesh, Garikapati Mohan Rao, TG Venkatesh - have jumped into BJP. Apparently, Modi and Shah are confident that Sujana Chowdary would bring in more TDP leaders into BJP's fold and strengthen the party in AP. Since Sujana also has good financial backing, the party may bank on Sujana for its strengthening in AP.

Meanwhile, allegations against Sujana and none other than GVL's series of allegations on him during the previous tenure may become hurdle for the former. Let's wait and see, who will bag the post from AP. Will it be GVL or will it be YS Chowdary?