IYR upset with BJP stand towards Jagan!


Retired IAS officer IYR Krishna Rao, who had served as Andhra Pradesh chief secretary in the initial years of Telugu Desam Party government headed by N Chandrababu Naidu in the last term, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party a few months before the assembly elections.

IYR hogged the limelight in the media by raising a banner of revolt against Naidu especially with regard to the construction of capital city at Amaravati.

He also wrote a book exposing the misdeeds in the selection of Amaravati region as the capital city.

He also took up cudgels against sacking of Tirumala chief priest Ramana Deekshitulu by the Naidu government.

There was a talk that IYR would be joining the YSR Congress party headed by Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, because of his statements in favour of the party.

In fact, the immediate reason for IYR parting ways with Naidu was his comments in the social media, condemning the arrest of pro-Jagan cartoonist Ravikiran Inturi who used to post anti-Naidu caricatures on Facebook.

But, somehow IYR preferred to join the BJP. Perhaps, he thought there was a strong friendship between Jagan and the BJP, after the saffron party severed alliance with the TDP. And in the initial days, it appeared Jagan will continue good relations with the BJP.

Contrary to his expectations, the BJP has started attacking the YSRC government and Jagan without even giving him sufficient grace period to administer the state.

The way BJP attacked Jagan on issues like Polavaram, Amaravati and many other issues raised many eyebrows, as they indirectly benefitted the TDP.

After watching the developments, IYR expressed his dissatisfaction over the BJP stand towards Jagan. He wondered whether BJP was carrying the agenda of the TDP.

“If it continues with its stand of carrying the TDP agenda as its own agenda, there are ample chances that the BJP might lose its existence as it was only misusing the golden opportunity it has got in 2019 elections,” IYR commented in his twitter message.

May be, IYR is looking for shifting loyalties to the YSRC soon, as he is feeling disgusted with the BJP stand that would only benefit the TDP!

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