After a week full hectic political activity, accusations and counter accusations, blame games followed by sit-in protests, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu is in Delhi and is said to be meeting President of India Ramnath Kovid as well as Union Home minister Amit Shah, The very trip to Delhi and his likely meetings have raised eyebrows among all in Andhra Pradesh, especially because the opposition leader had written to President asking for imposition of President’s rule in the state for lack of law and order and failure in governance!
But political experts and veteran politicians question the visit of Chandrababu Naidu. Is it just to demand for President’s rule or has the TDP chief got some other motives behind his visit to Delhi and meeting top-wigs?
Though nothing is clear as yet, but talk around the political circles of AP say that Chandrababu Naidu was making this trip to country’s capital for forging the broken ties with ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and have an alliance like that in 2014 – TDP, BJP and Jana Sena Party – to take on the mighty YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) in AP!
Heading to Delhi, Chandrababu Naidu said, “The ruling government is responsible for the attack on the opposition party office. This is an utter failure of law and order in the state and the police department is acting as a party cadre. TDP is capable of having their own security if the police is a failure in giving security to the opposition.”
Chandrababu Naidu has the history of jumping parties and forming alliances with unexpected partners. In 1995 he formed alliance with erstwhile Chief Minister of combined AP NT Rama Rao and occupied the CM’s seat. In 1999 he joined hands with BJP, while Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister; then in 2004 he continued with BJP. In 2009 he joined with TRS and tried to fight against YS Rajasekhara Reddy. After separate state formation and looking the political wave, he once again joined hands with BJP and JSP in 2014. Then in 2019 he formed alliance with Congress. After having made rounds across all the major political parties, Chandrababu Naidu is looking at getting back to his BJP roots and it is believed that his trip to Delhi is aimed at that!
The TDP leader has got appointment with President for today evening and it is being said that he is likely to get appointment with Amit Shah for Tuesday. So after two and half years, Chandrababu Naidu is in Delhi and will he truce up the battles that the party was involved in?