If the moves of BJP government at the Centre and YSRCP government in Andhra Pradesh are any indication, TDP chief and former AP CM N Chandrababu Naidu will be sent to jail within two years.
Most probably, Chandrababu will have to lead TDP in upcoming 2024 Assembly polls from the jail itself, provided TDP remains till then and party reins remain in the hands of Chandrababu.
The indications to this effect were given by none other than Sunil Deodhar, AP BJP incharge, known to be very close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"Chandrababu Naidu's tenure as CM from 2014 to 2019 was the most corrupt regime in the entire country. Chandrababu and TDP leaders looted public money left, right and centre.
"Chandrababu can't escape jail for his corruption. The countdown for sending Chandrababu to jail has begun. Within two years, Chandrababu will be in jail. This is bound to happen. There is no doubt about it," Sunil Deodhar said.
He indicated that BJP government at the Centre is on the job to fix Naidu through Income Tax, Enforcement Directorate and CBI.
These instituions are going all out to gather solid proofs to establish Naidu's corruption, misuse of office, money laundering and evasion of taxes to book cases against him.
In any case, the Centre is keen to put Naidu behind bars by May 2021.
In AP, the YSRCP government is doing its bit to book Naidu in corruption cases pertaining to allotment of lands in Amaravathi to his henchmen for throwaway prices, corruption in awarding contracts of irrigation projects, highways, roads and buildings etc.
AP CM YS Jagan ordered various departments to submit reports on how public money was looted by Naidu during the last five years.
This apart, the cash for vote case against Naidu in Telangana is already under investigation and KCR wants to pursue the case vigorously to put Naidu behind bars if he chooses to settle in Hyderabad.
The noose is tightening around Naidu's neck with Modi, Jagan and KCR keen on not sparing Chandrababu, come what may.