According to media reports, senior party leaders Botsa Satyanarayana and Dharmana Prasada, who shifted their loyalties to YSR Congress Party, are receiving cold shoulder in the party. Bosta and Dharmana are senior congress leaders. After the bifurcation, congress lost its foot in AP and several leader shifted their loyalties to TDP and YSR Congress.
With assembly elections are two years away in Andhra Pradesh, YSR Congress party hired political strategist Prashant Kishor, to plan for its victory in the 2019 elections. Kishor played a vital role in the campaign strategies of Narendra Modi-led NDA in the 2014 general elections and Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) in Bihar. YSRCP has been doing the ground work for 2019 elections actively. It is being reported that as per the survey analysis of Prashant Kishor, YSRCP may not benefit from senior ex-congress leaders Botsa and Dharmana. So these leaders are now receiving cold shoulder by the party heads.
YSR Party denied these reports officially and termed fake.