Former Union minister and Congress leader Dasari Narayana Rao is most likely to join the YSR Congress party very soon.
YSR Congress party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, along with senior leaders of the party, went to the residence of Dasari in Hyderabad on Tuesday and invited him to join the party.
Dasari apparently responded positively. He said Jagan had the qualities of a great leader and that he had excellent relationship with the family of late Y S Rajasekhar Reddy.
“I am confident that Jagan will soon rule the State,” he said.
It is believed that Jagan had realized his mistake of distancing the Kapu community, particularly in East and West Godavari districts, which had made all the difference in the 2014 elections.
On the other hand, the Telugu Desam Party had played the Kapu card very well by utilizing the services of actor Pawan Kalyan. So, Jagan thought Dasari would be of big help to him to win back the confidence of Kapu votes.
But it is doubtful whether an outdated politician like Dasari would be acceptable to the people, especially because of his alleged role in the coal scam. It is better Jagan deals with Dasari very carefully.