The kinship and affinity between Kamma businessmen and TDP leaders is well known and so is the case with Tummala Nageshwar Rao, who was with TDP till recently.
However, his recent transit to TRS party has caused a different scenario altogether. For the first time the TRS party has opened doors for a key Kamma figure and he is expected to even get cabinet berth.
Sources say that at the same time the two big media channels TV 9 and ABN have witnessed a huge drop in revenues. While TV 9’s strategy is not clear, sources say that ABN Radhakrishna is reportedly trying to use the good offices of Tummala very soon to strike a compromise with the Telangana CM KCR.
The channel is not being aired in the Telangana state since a while. KCR and RK were thick friends in the past, but with RK trying to lobby only for the TDP boss Chandrababu Babu, KCR was reportedly enraged.
It has to be seen whether this new connection can work out for lifting ban on ABN in Telangana region.