Hyderabad: Former Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy is leaving no stone unturned to flaunt his about-to-float political party as an alternative to TDP and YSR Congress. With media highly focusing on Pawan’s entry, Kiran Reddy is spreading like water under the carpet. Veteran filmmaker Dasari Narayana Rao is being roped by Kiran Reddy.
“Kiran Kumar Reddy has met Dasari at his residence in Jubilee Hills and held deliberations. Kiran has invited Dasari into his party fold,” revealed a highly-placed source. We hear that Dasari, who has been disappointed with Congress ever since Chiranjeevi is given priority, is mulling over his options. He is apparently keen to join Kiran Reddy as he is assured of full priority in Kiran’s new party. Buzz is Kiran has already promised MP ticket to Dasari either from Eluru or Narsapur.
Political analysts see Kiran’s move as a big jolt to Chiranjeevi, Botsa as Dasari is seen as a senior Kapu leader and definitely, it will have an affect on beleaguered Congress which is almost wiped out in Seemandhra. “Kiran is smartly making his moves. He is keeping his cards close to his chest and If Kiran Reddy goes well, he may beat YSR Congress.
Recent pre-poll surveys by national media too indicated space for Kiran Reddy in Andhra politics,” pointed out senior analyst. Buzz is many YSR Congress leaders, who are fed up of Jagan Reddy, are looking forward to Kiran’s launching speech on March 12 in Rajahmundry. Leaders like Undavalli Arun Kumar, Sabbam Hari, Harsha Kumar, Sailajanath are backing Kiran and many are expected to join this bandwagon in coming days. So, temperatures in AP are soaring high with Assembly and Lok Sabha polls around the corner.