And if a person like Daggubati Venkateshwar Rao announces his retirement, as is being widely believed, it may sound surprising to many.
But politics is such a quagmire, that not every soul will feel comfortable.
Daggubati himself confirmed this to a section of media that he is hanging up his political boots. The surprise element cannot be ignored because his spouse and former Union minister Purandheshwari is trying hard to win the favour of central BJP leaders.
However, political observers have pointed to his absence when Purandheshwari addressed media soon after a meeting, couple held with their supporters in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.
Several of their supporters disapproved and even opposed their joining BJP, leaving Congress. Also, Daggubati already had a stint in BJP soon after leaving TDP, in the aftermath of his co-son-in-law Chandrababu Naidu replacing NTR as CM in a blood – less coup.