Media baron and Eenadu Group chairman Ramoji Rao's 'closeness' with top BJP leaders is well known.
Ramoji is probably the only one from Indian media who can meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah anytime or can speak to them over phone anytime.
With Modi-Amit Shah duo ruling India for the second term by securing landslide majority in recent Lok Sabha polls, Ramoji's clout at national politics has increased by leaps and bounds.
Till the other day, Ramoji was afraid of KCR with a fear that BJP may lose Lok Sabha polls and Congress-led UPA may come to power at the Centre.
Ramoji and Congress became arch rivals after TDP was formed by late NTR in 1980s. Since then, Ramoji has been supporting TDP till date.
However, BJP coming to power again at Centre with bumper majority boosted Ramoji, who is now learnt to be on a mission to help BJP to grow and finish off TRS in TS as TDP has been buried in Telangana and there is no scope for its revival.
Ramoji started attacking the TRS government with his negative stories.
The recent one on increasing missing women cases in Telangana, especially Hyderabad has created political tremors in Telangana.
This led to fight between TRS and BJP. BJP accused TRS government of failing to protect women.
TRS is attacking BJP of tarnishing Hyderabad and Telangana image and block investments besides trying to destabilise TRS government to secure power.
Ramoji is learnt to have asked Modi and Amit Shah to increase their focus on Telangana and he will wield his 'media weapon' to finish off TRS just like Mamata Banerjee's TMC is being wiped out from West Bengal.
TRS leaders suspect BJP planning "West Bengal type operation" with the help of Ramoji in Telangana to create disturbances in state and grow in Telangana to finish off TRS by 2023 Assembly polls.