The rank and file of Telugu Desam Party is not enthused by the proposed tour of their supremo N. Chandrababu Naidu in the district. The TDP president is scheduled to address a public meeting at Hanuman Junction on Wednesday.
The partymen are worried about indecisiveness of Mr. Naidu over Samaikyandhra issue. They feel that it would face the ire of public if Mr. Naidu continued the same tactics. The “bitter experiences” during the TDP rule might not bring the farming community close to the party, they said, pointing out to the lukewarm response to Mr. Naidu’s visit in flood-affected areas near Hanuman Junction in the district in November 2012. The leaders are sceptical about the “response” form the public keeping in view of past experiences. Mr. Naidu conveniently chose to ignore it during his meetings even while the Samaikyandhra sentiment was running high. Mr. Naidu concluded his speeches without uttering the word Samaikyandhra during his last visit.
The united Andhra protagonists expressed their resentment and raised Jai Samaikyandhra slogans at places like Agiripalli, Vissannapeta and Vavilala irking Mr. Naidu. He had to wind up his Telugu Jati Atma Gaurava Yatra (a bus yatra) abruptly in the district in September this year. The yatra concluded on the sixth day though initially it was planned for eight days, they said. The Telugu Yuvata and Telugu Mahila wings of the TDP did not live up to the expectations of and instructions from the state leadership and Mr. Naidu reportedly minced no words in expressing his displeasure over poor mobilization of people for the bus yatra and meetings.
The situation is no better now. Lack of coordination and harmony among the leaders is evident in urban and rural units.