Friday, March 12, 2010

Nadendla Bhaskara Rao - 1984 - till now

N.T.Rama Rao and Nadendla Bhaskara Rao went to court that, Telugu Desam Party belongs to them. The judge Devaiah gave judgement in favor of NTR. After few days, Devaiah resigned and joined Telugu Desam Party and became MLA, and then he later on became Finance Minister in the government of TDP.

After the death of Indira Gandhi, Nadendla and his supporting MLAs went to Delhi. After the last rites, Nadendla wanted to join Congress party with all his supporters in the presence of Rajiv Gandhi. But, his supporters were not interested. So, he did not join. NTR dissolved the government, and elections were conducted. For the elections, Rajiv Gandhi wanted to give few seats to Nadendla Bhaskara Rao. But, P.V.Narasimha Rao did not allow that. Then, Nadendla started, Prajaswamya Telugu Desam Party (Democratic Telugu Desam Party).

In 1989, by the call from Rajiv Gandhi, Nadendla merged Prajaswamya Telugu Desam Party in Congress. Rajiv Gandhi asked him to contest from Vemuru constituency. But, P.C.C. President Marri Chenna Reddy gave B-Form for Tenali constituency and asked him to contest from there. The reason was, if Nadendla contests from Vemuru, he would win, otherwise, he would lose. They wanted Nadendla to lose in the elections, so, they gave the ticket for Tenali. But, Nadendla won in that election from Tenali with a good majority.

After Chenna Reddy became Chief Minister second time, Rajiv Gandhi asked him to take Nadendla in the Cabinet. But, Chenna Reddy was not interested in that. Even Nadendla was also not interested in joining the Cabinet. After seeing the politics in the state, Nadendla lost interest in the politics. Rajiv Gandhi made him as the in-charge of the Karnataka state party.

Nadendla has been supporting Nehru's family since the beginning. When Seetha Ram Kesari was the president of Congress, he told that, the party president post should be given to Sonia Gandhi. He also said, someone from Nehru's family should take reins.

In 1998 elections, Congress party asked him to contest from Vijayawada Parliament constituency. But, Nadendla was not interested in that, because Vijayawada is a very developed city, and it is not that much easy to contest, and he asked for Tenali constituency. But, they gave Khammam constituency. One young leader who expected Khammam seat has opposed him from the beginning. Still, Nadendla won in that elections.

In 1999 elections, Nadendla thought, all the sitting M.P.s would be given the same seats. But, Nadendla was given Secunderabad, and he lost in that elections.

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