Is Chandrababu likely to give a Jolt for Congress Party and Narendra Modi?
India’s General Elections are on from April 11 through May 19 over seven phases, with counting slated for May 23. Meanwhile, Chandrababu Naidu has mounted an aggressive campaign against Modi, as also Jaganmohan Reddy, questioning their links, and says that 5 years of Modi rule have been a disaster for the country.
Naidu squeezed in time, to talk about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rule, the unity of non-BJP parties, the impact of the Balakot air strike on the election and the TDP’s prospects in his State.
Naidu who put behind decades of rivalry to open a dialogue with the Congress last year had ruled out an alliance as it causes deep antipathy towards TDP in Andhra Pradesh following the bifurcation of Telangana.
Earlier, Congress party said that they will contest all 175 Assembly and 25 Lok Sabha seats alone. The TDP allied with us only at the national level, so we will have no truck (with it) in the state.
The Congress had failed to win a single Lok Sabha or assembly seat in the state in the 2014 elections. The Telugu Desam Party had won 102 of the 175 assembly seats and 15 of the Lok Sabha seats. In Telangana assembly elections this year the Congress, which formed a pre-poll alliance with the TDP and two others for the recent Assembly polls in Telangana, ended up with 19 seats, down from 21 in 2014, while the TDP won two seats as against 15 last time.
Will Naidu give the same result in 2019? Let’s wait and watch.