Former PCC chief and strong Kapu leader Botsa Satyanarayana, who is steadily distancing himself from the Congress party ever since the party's humiliating defeat in the recent assembly elections, is all set to shift his loyalties to the BJP.
There were reports that Botsa is looking towards the BJP to resuscitate his sagging political career
On the other hand, the saffron party, it would seem, working on the caste calculations to make BJP stronger in Andhra Pradesh and checkmate Chandrababu. The party has been attracting Kapu leaders across the state. Many feel that BJP would be strengthened in Uttarandhra region if Botsa joins the party as he is from Kapu community which has considerable presence in Seemandhra
Recently, former minister Kanna Lakshminarayana took the plunge into the BJP. Botsa's dislike for Chandrababu is well known and he feels that he can emerge as strong alternative to the TDP by joining BJP. If Botsa joins the BJP as speculated, Congress also will lose an important leader.