Vijayawada’s Member of Parliament, Keshineni Nani, has sent shockwaves through the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) with his announcement of an impending resignation. Taking to social media platforms, Nani expressed his intent to step down, emphasizing a perceived estrangement and diminished support from party stalwart, Chandrababu Naidu.
Nani’s decision appears rooted in recent directives from the TDP leadership, which notably excluded him from key party proceedings. Specifically, an upcoming meeting in Tiruvuru town on January 7 saw Nani sidelined, with Chandrababu Naidu explicitly instructing him to abstain from party affairs. This move suggests a potential recalibration of TDP’s leadership and electoral strategies, with Nani seemingly on the periphery.
Adding layers to the unfolding narrative, interactions between Nani and influential TDP figures like former minister Alapati Raja, NTR district TDP president Nettam Raghuram, and ex-MP Krishna district TDP president Konakalla Narayana spotlighted Chandrababu Naidu’s inclination towards exploring alternative candidates for the Vijayawada Lok Sabha constituency in upcoming polls.
Despite these developments, Nani conveyed his commitment to respect and follow the party chief’s directives, hinting at underlying tensions within TDP’s ranks. As the political landscape in Vijayawada undergoes potential shifts, Nani’s impending resignation casts a spotlight on the evolving dynamics and future trajectories of the TDP in the region.