Bhuma and Shilpa’s fight for assembly ticket
Nandyal: Moving from one party to another has become a regular practice to the politicians nowadays. This trend has now increased and people started moving from opposition to the ruling party. The main objectives have been to enjoy the power as long as the current party is in power. This has become the main problem in both the Telugu states now.
In Andhra Pradesh recently a couple of MLA’s moved from the opposition YSR Congress Part to the ruling Telugu Desam Party. And one of the prominent leaders who shifted the party was the Nandyal leader Bhuma Nagi Reddy. The reason for shifting for party was the promise made by the TDP chief Chandra Babu that Bhuma will be inducted into to the new cabinet. However, he waited for long almost a year and even after that there was no cabinet reorganisation. He passed away a week before the cabinet reorganisation and as a part of tradition the post which was promised to him was given to his daughter Bhuma Akhila Priya.
This has lead to distress amongst the other TDP leaders in the town i.e the Shilpa family. Shilpa Mohan Reddy initially started his political career with Y S Rajashekhar Reddy’s call and then after his demise he left the Indian National Congress party and moved to the TDP. He played a key role in strengthening TDP in Nandyal. There is a long rivalry between Shilpa’s family and Bhuma’s family and when Bhuma has shifted party from YSRCP to TDP he expressed great distress. He was disappointed when Bhuma Akhila Priya was offered the ministry and at present both are rolling dice infront of Chandrababu for the Nandyala by-elections ticket. Bhuma’s family put forward the argument that since the by-elections came on account of Bhuma Nagi Reddy’s death, only their family should get the ticket. Whereas Shilpa Mohan Reddy is fighting on the point of loyalty. Amidst both Chandrababu Naidu is in a fix as to whom the ticket should be offered.