Soon, Andhra Pradesh will witness a triangular poll alliance between Telugu Desam Party, Bharatiya Janata Party and Jana Sena Party in the forthcoming elections in 2024 according to party sources.
This alliance will ensure to fight against ruling YSRCP and other parties to get a substantial impact on getting votes. This alliance is quite sensitive in terms of parties leadership and agreements.
Meanwhile, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and the Jana Sena Party (JSP) are said to have decided to reestablish their alliance in Andhra Pradesh and commence discussions on seat-sharing soon, which is a significant political step.
Reliable political sources claim that, if everything goes as planned, the TDP-BJP-JSP coalition will resurrect its previous alliance and run as a single candidate in the upcoming elections. Amit Shah, the union home minister, is playing a critical role in reviving the three-party alliance in AP as the political landscape in the state is rapidly shifting, according to sources.
Reliable political sources claim that the TDP and Jana Sena are almost in an alliance. With Amit Shah’s intervention, the former TDP-BJP-JSP alliance’s rebirth in AP to beat the YSRCP is now all but guaranteed. The most recent political development has gained a lot of attention in Telangana and AP political circles.
According to sources, the TDP has in principle agreed to allow the BJP to run in the next elections in AP on 12 Lok Sabha seats and 15 Assembly seats. Additionally, it is known that the TDP plans to award the JSP 25 Assembly seats in the Krishna, East Godavari, and West Godavari districts.
TDP chief N Chandrababu has been vigorously making efforts for the last two years to revive the three-party alliance which yielded results now. “The BJP high command has, in principle, agreed to the revival of the TDP-BJP-JSP alliance in AP. Naidu succeeded in explaining and convincing the BJP leadership that he did not oppose the BJP leaders nor criticise them personally. For political mileage, he opposed the BJP on the issue of ‘Special Category Status’, reliable sources informed, adding that the BJP leadership was convinced with his explanation.
The TDP has been extending support to the BJP in Parliament in passing bills since 2019. Chandrababu Naidu has also restrained himself from criticising the BJP though all opposition parties were raising their voices against the Centre’s alleged anti-people policies, It seemed Naidu’s stand pacified the BJP leadership.
Interestingly, the YSRCP has also been extending support to the Centre in Parliament since 2019 in passing various crucial bills and the Centre has reciprocated by extending huge funds to the AP government which has become debt-ridden. According to sources, four or five BJP leaders, including State president, have adopted a soft stance toward the Jagan Mohan Reddy government and they are in favour of the YSRCP. Most of the BJP leaders are in favour of reviving the three-party alliance, a source said.
The BJP leadership has understood the massive disenchantment of people with the YSRCP government and wanted to change its political strategy. It is learnt that the BJP wanted the support of the TDP in Telangana State to win the election. The Kamma community constitutes a large chunk of 42 Assembly constituencies in Telangana, particularly in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
The Kamma community people and the AP settlers in Telangana State, in general, are angry with the BJP on various issues, particularly on the shifting of the capital city from Amaravati. The BJP leadership is of the view that if the previous TDP-BJP-JSP alliance is revived, it would pacify the Kamma community people and AP settlers in Telangana State which would largely benefit the BJP in the next elections.
Chandrababu Naidu recently met Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the first time following the disaster of the 2019 election, and according to TDP insiders, the latter was pleased with his analysis. #KhabarLive #hydnews #hyderabadlive