Politics To Raise Mercury Levels In AP During May

The month of May is all set to see political parties increasing the temperature in the state? The BJP plans to have its national president Amit Shah hold a meeting in Vijayawada on May 25, and the TDP having its annual three-day Mahanadu at Visakhapatnam from May 27.

Amaravati: The ruling parties in Andhra Pradesh are set to raise the temperature levels in the State during the month of May, the hottest month of the summer season. The ruling BJP at the national level, which is riding on the victory, is set to take the mercury levels to its peak in the State with its national president Amit Shah holding a one-day meeting in Vijayawada on May 25.

Shah would speak at the public meeting in Vijayawada after completing his three-day tour in Telangana State.

The rank and file of the BJP is now tied up with the proposed meeting, which the party wants to project as a show of strength.

The BJP wants to emerge as the right alternative to the people in the state politics, next only to the ruling TDP.

The BJP leaders in the state see their place as the right alternative in the absence of the Congress. The BJP senior leaders want to project the party as the right platform for the Kapus in the State, who are fighting against the ruling TDP and not comfortable with the Opposition YSR Congress.

It is in this background, the BJP wants to increase its strength in the state politics and wants to use Amit Shah’s visit to the State as an advantage.

The TDP, which is also riding on the success of engineering defections and weakening the opposition party, is planning to use its three-day Mahanadu at Visakhapatnam from May 27.

Though the party has selected the beach city for the event, the party is set to increase the heat in the State politics. The party chief Chandrababu Naidu had been mounting pressure on the party leaders to work hard to repeat the 2014 victory in the 2019 elections.

Naidu wants to be in power for another term so as to train his son, Lokesh, as his worthy successor. He is planning to use the two projects of Amaravati and Polavaram to win the voters and get second term to complete the projects at hand.

With the mission to retain the power in the 2019 elections, the TDP’s Mahanadu is all set to increase the heat turning the entire State into a battlefield.

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