But there is an internal war going on for this post (according to sources). All thought that Somu Veerraju of Godavari district would be the next party president. Veerraju , in one of the press meets, literally fired on AP CM. BJP leaders like Purandeswari, Sambhasiva rao , Kanna Lakshmi Narayana are supporting Somu veerraju. But BJP higher cadre is upset with his words on Chandrababu Naidu. He was dropped from the race in the last minute.
BJP might have thought that it would not be good for them , as Somu veerraju may damage the image of BJP in the future. The supporters of Somu Veerraju complained to BJP higher cadre on Venkaiah Naidu regarding his support to AP CM.Let's see who is going to lead Andhra Pradesh's BJP party in the future. These internal politics are not good for AP BJP.