KCR federal front: Advantage Congress
The TRS Supremo, K Chandra Sekhar Rao intensified his efforts towards the formation of a Non-BJP, Non-Congress federal font. While KCR is touring the south to meet the leaders who are isolated, the other side Congress approached the Telangana CM to join in the Mahaghatbandhan or Grand Alliance.
The reason behind the formation of the federal front might be to evolve as a kingmaker if NDA or UPA falls short of a majority. So that KCR could easily bargain for a Deputy PM post at the Centre while handing over the reins of Telangana to his son K.T. Rama Rao. As we have seen what happened in Karnataka, last assembly election in case of JDS Kumaraswamy, Congress will be the prime contender to take the help of KCR for the formation of government at the centre.
Suppose, if he joins the Mahaghatbandan, he has to face his political arch-rival, Chandrababu Naidu who played a prominent role in bringing all the anti-BJP leaders under one hut. Chandrababu’s main aim is to dethrone Modi from the PM Chair and if it could happen with KCR becoming the deputy PM, he wouldn’t have any problem with that. On the other hand, it will also benefit the Congress politically as the party that not only created Telangana and allowed for bifurcation, but also granted Special Status to AP and ensured that the relations between the two Telugu states remain cordial.
Even if Jagan manages to win the majority of Lok Sabha seats, the alliance between the KCR and Jagan can guide Jagan to support UPA. Of course, Jagan already announced that he would support the party at the centre which gives special status to AP and as Rahul promised that his first sign after coming to power would be on the Special Status of Andhra Pradesh, there is no wonder if Congress regain their glory at the Telugu States.