The internal differences in the Kakinada TDP have become worse now. Differences between party leaders and workers since the 2019 assembly elections have caused serious damage to the party due to the attitude adopted by former MLA Pilli Ananthalakshmi and Satyanarayana Murthy. In the local body elections, the cadre distanced itself from the party and was in a situation where the workers were not able to do what they wanted to do.
They said the party cadre was strong and demanded the immediate appointment of a competent leader as in charge for strengthening the party. Six people from the Kakinada rural constituency said they went to Vijayawada on Friday with 26 leaders and met Chandrababu at the party office. TDP’s situation in the rural constituency was explained on this occasion. The former MLA explained that the party has no future with the couple and that there are candidates to contest for the party in the local bodies, MPTC and ZPTC elections, but they have to distance themselves from the contest with their non-cooperation.
Chandrababu assured them not to take a hasty decision and to rectify the situation within ten days and take a decision at the will of party leaders and workers. He said that the situation in rural was explained to him because of his affection for the party. Among those who met Chandrababu, were party rural president Ramdev Sitayyadora, Kauju Nehru, Konda Vinayak, Yajjala Babji, Puppala Srinivas, Gundrapu Rajesh, Polinati Srinivasa Rao and Pitani Jayaram.