Forty years of political experience of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu is always put to use for the benefit of him, his family and his party… this seems to be the agenda of the former CM. Though he made his own attempts at getting close to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he is now getting his coterie into action and change the way people and BJP leaders think about TDP!
Yes, this is the new game plan of TDP chief. He made futile attempts in Delhi to get close to BJP leaders, but things didn’t work out for him. The only consolation for Chandrababu Naidu is a meeting with country’s President.
Despite attempts to meet Union Home minister Amit Shah and put forward his request of getting President’s rule implemented in AP, he was not given appointment because Amit Shah had prior appointments and without prior notice Chandrababu Naidu landed in Delhi. Thanks to his coterie which failed to get the appointment!
“But the cleaver politician that Chandrababu Naidu is, he has got his key persons who have shifted to BJP into action. Now they have started speaking in favour BJP-TDP alliance,” mentioned senior journalist from Vijayawada. BJP in-charge for AP Sunil Deodhar came out with a clarification that BJP was not looking at an alliance with TDP. He went on to say that the party was happy with its Jana Sena Party alliance. He pointed out that BJP and JSP will jointly fight all the seats in next assembly elections.
While the statement from Sunil Deodhar sounded like an official voice, here we have Rajya Sabha MP, former TDP leader who has jumped to BJP, CM Ramesh brushing that statement aside and also hinting at the possibility of TDP-BJP alliance! “In fact the three leaders who have shifted from TDP to BJP – CM Ramesh, Srujana Chowdhary and TG Venkatesh – have been working on patch-up between the two parties,” said senior TDP leader.
Even if BJP was not intending to look at the possibility of alliance with TDP, these three are already creating a media buzz and slowly they will percolate into the BJP wherein people might start supporting the alliance. It seems Chandrababu Naidu’s coterie is in action, and as per the plan designed!