These days, the opposition party in AP – YSR Congress is going through a rough patch as the party is continuously inviting huge criticism from all ends due to some unanticipated flaws made by the party president Jagan Mohan Reddy himself. His alleged alliance with BJP, personal attack on Jana Sena Chief Pawan Kalyan, going back on Kapu reservation and abstaining from voting in Rajya Sabha’s election to deputy chairperson are few self-goals, by Jagan Mohan Reddy himself, that are tinkering his party’s image day-by-day.
On other hand, senior leaders of party are leaving him one after the other- starting from S.P.Y Reddy, Jyothula Nehru, Dadi Veerabhadra Rao, Raghurama Krishnam Raju, Mysora Reddy and many others. All these leaders made an exit by citing the attitude and behavior of Jagan Mohan Reddy as prime reasons. Most recently, another senior member of the party & key leader of Kakinada, Mutta Gopala Krishna bid an adieu to YCP and joined Pawan Kalyan’s Jana Sena. Mutta and his family has got great popularity in Kakinada city.
Previously, Gopala Krishna has worked as cabinet Minister in TDP government and elected as a legislator from Congress Party. Few days back, Jagan sidelined M Sasidhar, son of M Gopala Krishna, as the party in-charge of Kakinada by appointing Dwarampudi. Upset with this move, Mutta and his son switched their loyalties to Jana Sena.
After joining Jana Sena party, Mutta Gopala Krishna offered an explanation for his exit from YSRCP. Mutta said that there’s no prominence given to him by the party president and at the same time, Pawan seems have invited him with high importance. The senior also opined that ‘Jagan pays no heed to senior members in the party and that is the key reason why several seniors are stepping out.’
In the meanwhile, political analysts think that Gopala Krishna’s exit is a huge blow for YSRCP. As Mutta has got a strong hold in the Vaishya community, it’s going cost them (YSRCP) dearly.