In a move to attract Backward Classes, TDP has appointed former minister and BC leader and Tekkali MLA Kinjarapu Atchannaidu as the new chief of the party for AP unit. Another BC leader and former minister Kollu Ravindra as the vice president of the party’s AP unit. Another BC leader and former minister Kollu Ravindra. Meanwhile, the party has also announced 25 presidents for each of the 25 parliamentary constituencies. Of the 25 leaders chosen to lead the party, 10 belong to the BC community and majority of them are said to be from Yadav community whose population in the state is considerably large.
While Atchannaidu is facing the cases of “multi-crore fraud” in related to ESI scam, Kollu Ravindra is charged with a murder case of a YSRCP leader Moka Bhaskar Rao. TDP is elevating the BC leaders who are being “targeted” by the ruling government.TDP’s national president Chandrababu has done an elaborate exercise in finalising the leaders for the respective posts. Given the changing times, Naidu wants the younger generation to take up the fight.
By giving huge importance to BCs, TDP’s strategy is very much clear. The prominence to the Reddy community by the ruling party has disappointed the BC community. Naidu felt this was the right time to woo BCs. One has to wait and watch, how far this will yield results in the coming future.