Mekathoti Sucharitha and Balineni Srinivas Reddy are upset about not getting a second term in the cabinet rejig. Sucharitha announced resigning for her MLA post while Balineni sent similar feelers.
Both Balineni and Sucharitha stood in support of Jagan right after YSR’s demise. Sucharitha was among the first MLAs to have resigned in favor of Jagan in 2011.
Balineni was the first minister to resign from the then Congress Government. So both of them have similar backgrounds and offered similar support to Jagan Mohan Reddy.
But then, what is happening in YSR Congress Social media ecosystem is appalling to say the least. They are heaping abuses on Sucharitha for being gratitude-less to Jagan.
They are saying Jagan is so large-hearted to have made an SC and a woman as the Home Minister. There are numerous tweets and messages insulting her.
There is an inherent hatred and cheap opinion about SCs and women in their tweets. We say that is something related to caste and gender hegemony because there is no such attack on Balineni Srinivas Reddy, an Upper caste leader.
We have seen Sajjala Rama Krishna Reddy and others trying to convince Balineni on multiple occasions but not the case with Sucharitha.
With this kind of mentality, the party then wants us to believe it has done a huge favor for SCs, BCs, STs, and Minorities a favor by giving them cabinet berths.