Vijayawada: The Sangh Parivar has started focussing on BJP politics in AP. Growing differences among the leaders and cadres, as well as the working style of the BJP state ministers seem to have irked the RSS bosses.
Infighting within the BJP has been on for the year and a half, following comments being made by second rung leaders and party activists regarding the leadership. The RSS headquarters has directed its leaders in AP and Telangana state to plunge into action and deal with the matter.
A written complaint was made by RSS activists to BJP president Amit Shah and to sar-sanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat, after which the Nagpur headquarters decided to deploy trouble-shooters to me-diate and resolve the infighting.
When this correspondent contacted a senior member at the RSS headquarters, he said that he was only in a position to say that they had received a mail that mentioned that the services of RSS activists working for the development of the BJP in AP were being ignored.
Recent developments include the incident in Kaikaluru mandal of Krishna district, where mandal president Bandi Satyavati and her husband, BJP district executive committee member B. Sreenivas, were suspended for allegedly disobeying the ‘alliance dharma’.
She was supposed to have handed over the mandal presidency after two years but refused to do so, after which minister Kamineni Srinivas made a recomme-ndation to AP unit party chief Kambhampati Haribabu that she and her husband be su-spended from the party.
RSS and BJP activists in the districts of Krishna and West Godavari were irked by the actions of Mr Srinivas and Mr Haribabu, and wrote to Mr Shah and Mr Bhagwat. They wanted the party high command to answer whether the minister was working for the BJP or the TD. They also asked why the minister was not in a position to fill the two-member quota in area and district hospital committees and in community health centres.