Both are members of the politburo, the highest policy making body of the party. The two and another member Hari Krishna had recently abstained from the public meeting of Naidu at Vizag on the conclusion of his pada yatra.
Kadiyam Srihari has been unhappy about Naidu’s stand on Telangana and has been away from party activities since quite some time. Recently another senior leader Motkupalli Narasimhulu started suffocating Kadiyam with verbal attack. It is learnt that Kadiyam made up his mind to join the TRS. Already Karimnagar TDP MLA Gangula Kamalakar joined the TRS. It is learnt that former minister P Chandrasekhar is also planning to join the rose brigade. While Pocharam Srinivasa Reddy already joined the TRS, Telangana leaders Venugopala Chary, Jogu Ramanna, Nagam Janardana Reddy and Hariswar Reddy had already come out of the TDP.
In the north coastal region, Dadi Veerabhadra Rao is also unhappy with the way he was denied re-nomination to the legislative council. He was hurt that Naidu had not even formally informed him about not being nominated to the council. He is learnt to be hobnobbing with the YSRCP for his own political career.