Botcha ... Not much affective in district politics
Though this Vizianagaram district has two ministers including a deputy Chief minister, the cadre of YSR Congress are not happy with the services extended by them. The senior minister Botcha Satyanarayana who played key role in previous congress governments for ten years also not much affective today.
Botcha was popular with his spoken skills and caste related politics and he could hold the entire district and could influence in Srikakulam and Vizag for ten years between 2004-2014 but now he is not much active in district politics. His close relative Chinna Srinu was the ring master during those days and they could influence every department even in TDP regime also but now he is also not much affective and not in a position to manage the district administration.
Botcha Satyanarayana could rule entire district and could decide the political life of many mandal leaders during those days. He could promote his followers, henchmen as MPPs, MLAs, ZPTCs, ZP Chairman, cooperative societies even central bank also. But now the scenario is not much glory and his followers also say in anonymity conditions that he has no such freedom now. He could enjoy unlimited freedom in Congress party and could take bold decisions on various issues but now the situation is totally changed and he cant take such steps as the party head and chief minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy is closely watching every move of the ministers. Botsa, Chinna Srinu could bring their close ones and loyalists as district officers. Project directors of DRDA, DWMA, RDO, ITDA PO, many officers were appointed with the grace of the duo in those days but now they cant recommend for such posts. Even the officers also not approaching him on such obligations.
The leaders, sympathizers who witnessed the unlimited power and freedom in those days are not convinced to believe the present position and status of his political master Botsa Satyanarayana. But this time he could manage to make two of his family members as MLAs. One is B.Appalanarasayya(Gajapathinagaram) an own brother and B.Appala Naidu(Nellimarla) a close relative to Sattibabu.