Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi at the moment has as soon as once more triggered hypothesis that the YSR Congress Celebration might be part of the BJP-led Nationwide Democratic Alliance (NDA). This comes simply two weeks after Mr Reddy’s assembly with Union Residence Minister Amit Shah on September 23 and 24.
The state’s opposition celebration, N Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Celebration, alleges that Mr Reddy desires to strike a take care of the centre for going straightforward on the CBI instances towards him.
There may be additionally hypothesis that the BJP would need extra companions within the NDA after the exit of the Shiv Sena and the Shiromani Akali Dal, and that, in lieu of the numbers he would add to the NDA within the Rajya Sabha, his celebration could be supplied berths for a cupboard minister and a junior minister.
What this could additionally do is to maintain in verify actor-politician Pawan Kalyan who joined fingers with the BJP earlier this 12 months. It might additionally put an finish to alleged efforts of Mr Naidu to as soon as once more be counted amongst buddies by the BJP, and maybe pave method for a re-entry of his celebration into the NDA.
Jagan Reddy’s YSR Congress Celebration (YSRCP) has denied any plans of becoming a member of the NDA. Senior leaders say that having a pleasant centre could also be beneficial at a time when the state goes by way of its worst financial challenges amid the coronavirus pandemic. They, nevertheless, additionally warn that becoming a member of the NDA with out getting a particular class standing for Andhra Pradesh, which was a pre-condition spelt out by him earlier than the 2019 elections, could be seen as backtracking on a significant promise the YSR Congress made to the folks of Andhra Pradesh.
There may be additionally a faculty of thought that it could be politically extra prudent for each the BJP and Mr Reddy’s celebration to function as separate entities that seem to maintain one another in verify.
With the Congress decimated in Andhra Pradesh and a weakened Telugu Desam Celebration, the BJP is evident that there’s political alternative and area within the new state. Taking over the federal government on varied points would eat into the opposition area that the Telugu Desam Celebration would hope to occupy by itself.
Apart from, the core constituencies of each the BJP and the YSR Congress are distinct, with the BJP because the ‘mainstream Hindu’ celebration and the YSR Congress as a celebration supported by the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribes Christians and different minorities, together with Muslims, who’re in large numbers in a number of districts like Kurnool, Guntur and Kadapa.
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