Ganta Srinivasa Rao is one minister who follows his own rules and never bothers about what the party high command thinks. The minister took active role in organizing Pawan Kalyan’s Yatra, though the yatra is is anti-TDP in character. All his followers were conspicuous by their presence at Pawan’s Porata Yatra. And this has come at a time when Pawan is claiming that several TDP MLAs were in touch with him.
Sources say that when Pawan criticized Chandrababu and Lokesh, Ganta was asked to address a counter press conference. But, Ganta reportedly refused to do that. On Sunday, several of Ganta’s close acolytes were part of the preparatory meetings of Pawan’s Jana Sena. In fact, they were seen monitoring the arrangements.
But the interesting question is why Chandrababu is so lenient towards Ganta? Sources say, he is one of the key money bags of the party. Ganta was with TDP, then jumped into Praja Rajyam Party bandwagon. Later, he joined the Congress and became a minister. Ahead of 2014 elections, he joined the TDP and became a minister. But, all the while, it was his money power that endeared himself to the leaders. So, he seems to be unconcerned about the top brass of the party.