BJP gives TDP the merger offer

Chandrababu Naidu

Taking a cue from Chandrababu the TDP chief who said that it was a mistake to come out of the NDA, BJPsenior leader GVL Narsimha Rao offered the TDP to merge with the BJP unconditionally.

The TDP has 23 MLA seats and a few MP seats. But the reality is that the TDP has taken 20 per cent of the vote share in Andhra Pradesh and this is a good share of votes.

However, the U-turn of Chandrababu sounded as of he wanted to go back into the NDA fold to escape from the onslaught of the YSRC leader Jagan Mohan Reddy.

YSRC Government has been attacking the TDP leaders, the LOP and also the TDP supporters left-right and centre. But it is not clear if there were any negotiations going on between the BJP and the TDP at the highest level.

Amit Shah the BJP Chief and the Home Minister is not that happy with the attitude of Chandrababu who accused Amit Shah and his son Jay of corruption.

But seeing the fate of Chidmabaraam in Jail. Chandrababu is behaving doubley cautious. He wants to cover himself under the Umbrella of the NDA.

The BJP is, on the other hand, trying its level best to come to power in the Telugu states. It has made some inroads in both Andhra and Telangana.

By supporting the RTC strike in Telangana, the heat has been generated under the seat of the TRS here. The Huzurnagar election will give a direction to the state and we can know the pulse of the people.