The BJP central leadership is planning to appoint new presidents for both Telugu states. In Telangana, BJP might finalise its state president from four probable candidates. They are MLC Ramachandra Rao, Muralidhar Rao, MLA Laxman and Indrasena Reddy. However, the BJP is in dilemma in AP whether to continue Haribabu as its president or appoint MLC Somu Veerraju as new president. BJP national president Amit Shah wants to strengthen party in South India for 2019 general elections.