Two Blue stalwarts have informed the party hierarchy that they would cross over to the Green party if the deposed strongman was given nomination to enter the fray at the coming polls.
One of them is a prominent figure in the city and the other hails from Trinco. Both of them are said to be harbouring the fear that they would lose their minority vote base if the former strongman staged a comeback to the party in a big way.
The twosome have reportedly begun negotiations with the Green leaders and the response they have received is encouraging, they say. What beats all interested parties is the whys and the wherefores for the change of heart on the part of the city bigwig who had been close to the deposed strongman over the years. His son who is in politics also had been a strong supporter of the former strongman.The stalwart from Trinco is among the first few Blue Diyawanna members to quit the previous regime to back the Compassionate One and are now left high and dry due to the latter’s unexpected decision to take on board the deposed strongman.