The question arose in political circles whether BJP is trying to strengthen their own party in Telugu states? These speculations got strength as AP BJP coordinator Raghuram has acknowledged that TDP MLAs Vallabhaneni Vamsi and Ganta Srinivasa Rao are in touch with the saffron party.
Raghuram accused YSRCP that they are threatening opposition MLAs and forcing them to join their party even after they declared that they won’t need any of the opposition MLAs. In Nellore, the situation is the same. YSRCP leaders are intimidating TDP leaders. Raghuram said that BJP is the strong force in AP who is waiting to give a befitting reply to the ruling YSRCP.
Speaking in New Delhi, Raghuram said, "If the media reports are true that Vallabhaneni Vamsi resigned to MLA post because of the threats from YSRCP, then there is no need to fear. BJP will take care of them. Leaders who have no blot in their political journey are most welcome to join hands with us." The BJP leader also said Vamsi has consulted BJP and YSRCP before resigning and quitting TDP.