Modi-Jagan Meet Upsets TDP Leaders
Hyderabad: YSRC President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy met Modi on Wednesday who had a close door meet with PM for about forty minutes. This clearly created tremors in ruling party, the TDP, in AP.
All of a sudden, TDP claimed that reason for Jagan’s meet is nothing but to spare him from ED cases. This kind of a statement by the TDP leaders has become routine by now. They refer to the cases whenever they face a drastic political move by opposition leader.
In politics, it is common for a party to move towards another party based on political equations and changes. This is what we call Chanikyaneethi.
TDP Supremo Chandrababu Naidu is no exception. In 1996, after he came to power after dethroning NTR and in 1999 he joined hands with BJP after observing Vajpayee’s wave in the country. Same person forced NDA to go for early elections in 2004 with a slogan ‘India shining’ and people of the country gave a negative mandate giving a chance to UPA at the centre and the Congress in United AP.
Naidu then changed his route and branded his ally BJP a communal party and moved towards TRS and communist parties in 2009 leaving all his past loyalties aside.
YSRCP, which was formed after the demise of YSR gave a tough fight for TDP and lost by margin of a mere 5.5 lakh votes in 2014 elections. The main reason for the TDP victory was joining hands once again with the so called communal BJP.
Jagan, who is facing cases on one side and criminal tactics by TDP in wooing his MLAs to the ruling party on the other, has to take a step for his and party’s future. This is common in politics and there is nothing wrong in meeting PM to discuss problems faced by the state. What is wrong if YCP joins hands with BJP, if necessary?
TDP, which is stable because of its partnership with the BJP is now worried if the friendship with the saffron party would continue. That apprehension is behind the reckless comments made by Irrigation Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao against the YSRCP and the BJP.