If speculations are anything to go by, Paritala family is toying with the idea of leaving the beleaguered Telugu Desam Party. Ex Minister Paritala Sunitha who hadn't contested and her son Paritala Sriram who unsuccessfully contested are contemplating to leave the TDP.
There have been reports that Paritala family is unhappy with the TDP and also worried about its future in coming years. While TDP circuits have quashed these as rumours, Paritala family is tight-lipped on the rumours. Talk is that Paritala Sunitha's son-in-law Vadlamudi Harsha, who married to Paritala Sneha Latha, said to have held talks with BJP's leadership. Harsha reportedly promised the BJP leaders about Paritala family's joining into BJP. He said to have given a word to BJP leaders that he would bring his mother-in-law and brother-in-law onto the board.
Apparently, Paritala family is not very happy with the ticket allotment. Chandrababu had given only 1 MLA seat to Paritala family that forced Paritala Sunitha to stay away from the contest. Sriram had contested from Rapthadu and lost to YCP's Prakash Reddy. The family is also worried about its future and its political identity. Hence, Paritala family is said to be looking at other options to survive politically. As YCP doors are closed for Paritala family, BJP seems to be the only option left. If Paritala family leaves TDP, it will be a big shock as well as big loss to the party.