Inducting Defectors By Naidu In AP Cabinet Draw BJP’s Flak
Hyderabad: AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is at the receiving end for inducting defectors into his Cabinet while embarking on a reshuffle and expansion of his ministry on Sunday.
It may be mentioned here that four YSR Congress members who had defected to the Telugu Desam found place in the Chandrababu Ministry. The four are Adinarayana Reddy, Amarnath Reddy, Sujaya Krishna Rao and Bhuma Akhila Priya.
Soon after the induction of defectors into his Cabinet, Naidu received flak from the Congress, Left parties and the TRS. As a matter of fact, the TRS Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav, who had defected from TD to TRS to grab the ministerial post, lambasted AP Chief Minister for moving heaven and earth at all levels terming his induction as a minister as unethical, undemocratic and unconstitutional. He wondered how a person who objected to his induction in the TRS cabinet had himself accommodated those who had switched loyalty from YSRC to TD.
The latest to target Naidu in this regard is none other than his own sister-in-law Purandheswari. The former Congress Minister and now a BJP leader, Purandheswari addressed a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah questioning the action of Naidu, whose TDP is an ally both at the Centre and in the State, in encouraging defections. She pointed out that the action of the AP Chief Minister in not only encouraging defections but also inducting them in his ministry would send wrong signals to the people about the BJP encouraging defections.