TDP chief N. Chandra Babu Naidu has thrown a bombshell. As reported by us, TDP is heading for a split with BJP in residuary state of Andhra Pradesh. Speaking in Gajapathi Nagaram public meeting held on Thursday, Chandra Babu has made interesting and sensational comments. Setting the record straight, Babu told people that he is ending alliance with BJP in Seemandhra. Naidu added that a “special force” is compelling BJP to allot seats to “weak” candidates which Babu claim it only help Y.S Jagan to pocket few seats. The former Chief Minister said that any alliance should help both the parties that are part of the deal. Chandra Babu hinted that TDP-BJP alliance is helping Jagan Reddy in Seemandhra and this is the one reason he cited to call it quits.
Going by highly-placed sources, Naidu is reportedly upset over the allocation of Narsapur Lok Sabha seat by BJP. Contrary to Naidu’s repeated requests, BJP has not allotted the seat to BJP leader Raghurama Krishnam Raju but decided to field Gokaraju Ganga Raju after Sangh Parivar reportedly backed his candidature. Meanwhile, TDP is also deeply upset with Purandeswari’s candidature from Rajampeta where she has no foot hold. Meanwhile, Naidu is also unhappy over few assembly candidates declared by BJP.
BJP’s AP state incharge and media spokesperson Prakash Javadekar, however, maintained that he is still hopeful of forging alliance with TDP in Seemandhra. It is learnt that this would not be any direct affect on TDP-BJP pact in Telangana as deadline for nominations filing is over. But at gross roots, this is certainly going to have its own repurcursionis in Telangana. This is certainly major setback to both BJP and its PM candidate Narendra Modi.
Meanwhile, CPM Raghavulu has wooed Chandra Babu and openly stated that it is willing to stitch pact with Naidu provided he withdraws support to BJP in Seeemandhra. With this, interesting combinations are coming to fore and political equations are swiftly changing. Stay tuned for more updates.