Hyderabad: Senior leaders of BJP in TS, who had served as state unit presidents, are doing rounds of Delhi hoping that the party high command would recognise their services with a Governor’s post in any of the states in the country.
Mr N. Indrasena Reddy, who served as the party president in undivided AP, and incumbent TS president K. Laxman are said to be among those who are pursuing their case with the high command for recognition of their services.
Party sources said both the leaders have been in touch with BJP working president J.P. Nadda and are also lobbying through other senior leaders, so that they could attract the attention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president and Union home minister Amit Shah.
Mr Indrasena Reddy is a three-time MLA from Malakpet constituency in Hyderabad and was the BJP floor leader in the undivided AP Legislative Assembly from 1999 to 2004. Dr Laxman won from the Musheerabad Assembly constituency twice and is serving as TS BJP president since 2016.
Sources said that Dr Laxman is banking on the hope that BJP has for the first time won four MP seats in TS under his leadership as president. He is hoping that the party high command would recognise this aspect and reward him with a suitable post if it does not want him to continue for the second term as state party chief.
The hopes of Mr Indrasena Reddy and Dr Laxman hinge on the fact that Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, who had served as the party’s TN state president, was made the Governor of TS and Bandaru Dattatreya, also a former state president, became Governor of HP. Another state unit president G. Kishan Reddy has gone on to become a Union minister....