Nobody can beat CM Jaganmohan Reddy in taking political compromises to any length. Prior to 2019 election, he allowed Daggubati Venkateswara Rao to contest on YCP MLA ticket though his wife Purandeswari was a prominent leader in the BJP. At that time, he required BJP support for taking advantage of Modi’s friend Prashant Kishor as well as the Election Commission of India. After coming to power, Jagan brought pressure on Purandeswari to join the YCP and removed incharge post of Daggubati Venkateswara Rao in Parchuru segment. Eventually, Rao had to quit active political life. Now, Jagan Reddy is using the same tactics with the Gokaraju family.
BJP leader and Ex MP Gokaraju Ganga Raju’s son Ranga Raju and other family members now joined the YCP. Jagan has promised Ranga Raju a prominent role in Narsapur parliamentary segment. But Ganga Raju is continuing in BJP itself. He has announced that his support will continue to VHP activities. BJP AP leadership also has no objection to Ganga Raju’s son joining YCP as a time when Jagan is set for a direct confrontation with Modi-Shah. Time only will tell how BJP national leaders will tackle Jagan’s unpredictable political strategies.