BSP alliance with Jana Sena: Boon to TDP in disguise
After announcing that his party will not have any alliances with political biggies in the State, Jana Sena has joined its hands with the Left parties to contest the Assembly and general elections in Andhra Pradesh. However, Pawan’s sudden visit to Uttar Pradesh followed by the announcement that Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP) led by its chief Mayawati will work together with Jana Sena has come to the surprise of the political circles.
The support of one of the recognized parties in the country will add value to JSP on the national front. As a part of its alliance, Mayawati has agreed to campaign in Andhra Pradesh supporting Jana Sena and the schedule was also released. On this note, many of the political analysts started interpreting the influence of BSP-JSP coalition in the districts which are said to be the stronghold for Jana Sena. It is speculated that the tie-up would split the Dalit and Kapu votes in the Godavari districts.
Usually, the Dalit votes play a crucial role in every assembly constituency and BSP’s campaigning on behalf of Jana Sena will help the party gain these Dalit votes. It would have been difficult situations for both the parties had it been the parties are footing individually. This has come as a curse for the YSR Congress' vote bank which could eventually benefit the TDP. On the other hand, it is a known fact that Mayawati is one of the members in the anti-BJP alliance led by AP CM Chandrababu Naidu to bring all anti-BJP forces together. Weighing all these, it can be said that the BSP-Jana Sena alliance came as a boon to TDP in disguise.