Strange are the ways of our political leaders. They give leaks to the media and within a few hours, they deny the same. But finally, they do what they really want to do.
Take the case of prominent Kapu leader of Vijayawada Vangaveeti Radhakrishna, son of popular leader late Vangaveeti Mohana Ranga.
According to sources in the Vijayawada media, it was Radha who had leaked to a section of media that he was resigning from the YSR Congress party and joining the Telugu Desam Party next week.
Though it is not exactly known with whom he had negotiated in the TDP, but the sources in the ruling party, too, confirmed it to the media.
Obviously, Radha’s idea was to bring pressure on the YSR Congress party leadership which had been ignoring him for the last few months.
Everybody knows Radha was not happy ever since YSRC president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy had hinted at fielding senior leader Malladi Vishnu from Vijayawada central assembly constituency in the next elections.
As expected, the reports on Radha’s plans built up pressure on YSRC. While senior YSRC leaders tried to deny the reports, Jagan is learnt to have called Radha to Hyderabad on Friday (where the YSRC president was present to attend the trial court in connection with the CBI case) to discuss the issue.
It is learnt Jagan had promised to decide on Radha’s contest in the next elections shortly.
Later, Radha told the media that he would continue in the YSRC till the end and there was no plan to join the TDP.
“Nobody has consulted me from the TDP. But if I have any plans to defect, I will definitely tell you,” he said.
Interestingly, before meeting Jagan, Radha spoke to a television channel and did not deny the reports of he joining the TDP.
When asked about the reports, Radha said: “There is a time for everything. I cannot say anything right now. I am doing my own work,” he said.