Political one-upmanship is on in Andhra Pradesh even in times of Corona. Even the Corona test kits procured from South Korea have been embroiled in politics. The BJP has slammed the YSRCP saying that while the Chhattisgarh government had bought the same kits at Rs 337 per piece, the AP government bought it for Rs 730 a piece. Why this difference in rate and who has got kickback in the process, asked BJP AP chief Kanna Lakshminarayana in a very stinging attack. He wanted the government to come clean on this.
YSRCP’s MP Vijaysai Reddy mounted a counter attack on Kanna Lakshminarana and said that he was sold out to the TDP for Rs 20 crore . Not just that, he even said that former TDP MP and Chandrababu’s Man Friday Sujana Chowdary was the mediator for this deal. He said Chandrababu is known for breathing life into spent-forces like Kanna. If the BJP wants to grow in AP, it should drop TDP like a hot potato, he said.
Why is Kanna criticising the YSRCP, which is being praised by no less a person than senior BJP hand and vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu. Vijaysai, it appears, is determined to go hammer and tongs against Kanna Lakshminarayana. So, expect lot of theatrics in the coming days.