Telugu Desam Party MLA from Gannavaram near Vijayawada Vallabhaneni Vamsi created ripples in the Andhra Pradesh assembly on Wednesday by offering to resign from his assembly membership following his humiliating experience with the Chief Minister’s Office.
Vamsi had been opposing the closure of Delta Sugar Mills at Hanuman Junction and its shifting to Tanuku by the Chandrababu Naidu government.
He had represented to the chief minister in the past, too, about the loss caused to sugarcane farmers in the area.
On Wednesday, the Gannavaram MLA came to the CM’s Office along with sugarcane farmers to submit a memorandum to Naidu. However, some CMO officials apparently behaved rudely with him.
Upset with this, Vamsi straightaway went to the assembly to submit his resignation from the assembly membership to Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao.
However, some of his followers immediately brought it to the notice of party general secretary and IT minister Nara Lokesh, who managed to stop Vamsi and prevailed upon him not to submit the resignation letter. He assured that he would take up the matter with his father and get the issue resolved.
Though Vamsi relented, sources close to him said he was in tears following the ill-treatment meted out to him.
In fact, the MLAs is said to be upset with party leadership for ignoring him in key issues of the government as well as party, ever since former minister Devineni Rajasekhar alias Nehru joined the TDP a few months ago.
Vamsi has not been taking kindly the aggressive attitude of Nehru. He told Naidu that Nehru should not poke his nose in the party affairs in his constituency. But, Nehru started interfering in Gannavaram affairs.
Now, the report is that Vamsi might look up to the YSR Congress party to secure his political future. His close friend in YSRC Gudivada MLA Kodali Nani is said to be negotiating the deal.