Decks cleared for the appointment of firebrand Bharatiya Janata Party leader and MLC Somu Veerraju as the president of party’s Andhra Pradesh unit, with the resignation of ambhampati Hari Babu finally resigning from his post.
The Visakhapatnam MP supposedly sent his resignation to BJP national president Amit Shah on the directions of the latter, who is now planning to revamp the Andhra BJP to take on the Telugu Desam Party.
Though Hari Babu’s resignation has been on cards for quite some time, his resignation has come as surprise to many as they thought he would gracefully give way to his successor.
However, the way he was asked to resign led to the speculations that the party leadership might have suspected his loyalty to the party and his friendly approach towards the TDP.
“It is just a technical issue. His term is almost over. Hence, the high command might have asked him to resign to revamp the party,” BJP floor leader in the assembly P Vishnu Kumar Raju said.
In all probability, Somu Veerraju is likely to succeed Hari Babu as state BJP president, as senior leader P Manikyala Rao opted out of the race.
Veerraju is an obvious choice as he can take on the TDP with more fire power. Unless the party leadership has other ideas, Veerraju will don the mantle of the AP BJP chief shortly.