The Save Vizag Maha Dharna organized by the YSR Congress party was a major success and almost all the top leaders of the party took part in the dharna and attacked the Chandrababu Naidu government on the sensational land scam running into thousands of crores.
But one leader, who is conspicuous by her absence was firebrand legislator R K Roja. Normally, in all the previous rallies and agitations of party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, Roja used to be in the forefront and speak in an aggressive tone.
She used to draw huge crowds and attract loud applauses whenever she spoke. Even the other day, Roja came to Visakhapatnam and attacked Naidu government, demanding a CBI inquiry into the land scam.
Naturally. Roja’s absence at the Vizag meet raised many eyebrows and led to some serious discussion among the media circles.
Apparently, Roja was upset with Jagan reprimanding her for her loose talk in the media, which he felt was getting bad name to the party.
Especially, her comments against Shiv Sena which took objection to her political statements on Tirumala hills did not go down well with the party boss.
Moreover, Jagan also reportedly asked her to mend her style of functioning, since his survey reports indicated that she might lose the next election. Apparently peeved over the class taken by Jagan, Roja stayed away from the Vizag meeting, say sources.