Hyderabad: BJP seems to be sitting pretty on forging alliances in Andhra Pradesh. The party’s national leaders are in the belief that BJP is at an advantage after the bifurcation, as it can gain a foothold in Seemandhra region and further strengthen its presence in Telangana.
BJP president Rajnath Singh, who is in Hyderabad for a party meeting, said that parties across various states are showing great interest in joining the BJP-led NDA. He said the party has not entered into alliance with any party in Andhra Pradesh.
Speaking separately, TDP leader Gali Muddukrishnama Naidu said party chief Chandrababu Naidu is busy with Municipal, ZPTC and MPTC elections. A decision on forging electoral tie-ups with other parties will be taken only after April 6, by which time, the local body election process concludes.
Meanwhile, Chandrababu Naidu held a teleconference with party leaders of different districts. He instructed party cadres not to have any type of truck at the local level with three parties – namely, Congress, YSR Congress and TRS. He told them TDP will not have any alliance with Left parties.
And interestingly, he told party leaders that of they face any issue on account of BJP at the local level, such matters must be brought to his notice.
According to observers, leaders of both BJP and TDP are indicating that the poll tie-up is not a closed matter but it is kept in abeyance for now.