TDP has dismissed Gudivada MLA Kodali Nani as a spent force soon after he has met the YSR Congress honorary president Y S Vijayamma and president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy on Monday. They have also suddenly realized that he was absolutely corrupt and a political prostitute. They have alleged that he has taken Rs. 30 cr. from the YSR Congress.
YSR Congress leader Roja has questioned how much Chandrababu Naidu has received when he hopped into the TDP, leaving the Congress party. She has also questioned how much TDP has given to Gali Muddu Krishnama Naidu when he has left Congress and joined the TDP.
One TDP MP has said that Nani told them that he had spent Rs. 30 crore during the 2009 elections and asked if the party would give him so much money to once again contest in 2014, as the chances of the party winning then were bleak. He said this was the presumption for their alleging that Nani might have taken or was assured of that kind of payment for contesting the by-election to be caused if he resigned for his assembly seat.
Though TDP is dismissing that Nani’s departure would not matter as he was not a force, political observers do not think so. There is a strong feeling that departure of Nani would lead to a series of departures from the party from the community including Vallabhaneni Vamsi, another Jr. NTR loyalist. TDP should not take this turn lightly. It should probe into the reasons why leaders were leaving the party instead of dismissing them as weak or useless candidates.