Among the BJP leaders, its spokesperson and MP GVL Narasimha Rao is always quick to criticise AP CM Chandrababu Naidu on every subject, big or small. Now GVL has selected the ‘Phethai’ cyclone subject to attack Naidu. CBN is not available in Amaravati capital city as he has to go and attend the swearing-in ceremonies of the newly elected chief ministers of Congress party in several states.
In his place, Naidu’s son Lokesh and other Ministers have monitored the damages due to cyclone and directing officials and employees to take up relief operations. GVL has said Naidu should have stayed back and stand by the side of the people in their hour of need as the very severe cyclone has ravaged different parts in north coastal areas. Instead of rescuing people, CBN is preferring to attend Congress CMs’ functions, GVL blamed.
GVL is keeping a low profile these few weeks considering the anti-BJP sentiment which is rising among the AP people because of the campaign by the TDP leaders over special status and bifurcation promises. After the Telangana polls, the BJP leaders are once again turning their focus on AP. The party suffered reverses in Telangana elections as it could win only in one seat as against the TDP’s two seats. Now the BJP is preparing for a bigger challenge in AP Assembly polls in 2019.