Hyderabad: TDP chief Chandra Babu Naidu’s meeting with Jana Sena founder Pawan Kalyan is being seen as a clever move by the former.
Babu realized that Pawan is not as favourably inclined towards TDP as he is towards BJP and its PM candidate Narendra Modi. Naidu and Pawan did not share good vibes at the LB stadium meeting yesterday evening. This led TDP honchos to start damage control measures.
Reports said Pawan has invited Naidu for a cup of tea to his residence and the two held discussions on the election campaign.
Speaking to media persons after the meeting, Chandrababu said the thinking of BJP, TDP and that of Pawan Kalyan is one and the same.
Babu sought Pawan’s support in the campaign, as TDP is facing lack of star campaigners this time. Though Balakrishna is campaigning for TDP, he is also contesting for Assembly this time from Hindupur.
In 2009, TDP has a star campaigner in Junior NTR, who is missing from action this time, for whatever reason. With Junior NTR’s father Harikrishna failing to get a TDP ticket, it is unlikely that Junior NTR will be back this time.
Pawan kalyan is on cloud nine with two mega hits in a row – Gabbar singh and Attarintiki daredi. Pawan kalyan attained much craze among the teenagers and the youth with two mega hits. On the other hand, junior NTR has lost his past glory with the flops in a row.
The next reason may be the rift between the Nandamuri family and the Nara family. The issue came to limelight when the Gudiwada MLA Kodali nani has resigned to TDP stating that the Nandamuri Family members are given no importance in the Telugu desam party. He then joined the YSR Congress Party. Kodali Nani is said to be a close associate of Jr. NTR and a big fan of senior NTR. He has a good relation with the Nandamuri family. The rift between the two families ciontinued there after when Nara Lkesh is being highlighted in the party and Jr. NTR is being kept aside. Later Jr. NTR’s father submitting resignation to the MP seat without intimating the TDP authorities made the relation between the families much worse.
There is a warning signal to Nara lokesh from Jr, NTR. The stardom of Jr. NTR would push Nara Lokesh to the bottom in the near future. To make Nara Lokesh, the next heir of TDP, it is essential to keep his counter parts aside. Hence the TDP chief might have sidelined NTR and brought in Nara Lokesh and Pawan kalyan to the fore front, say analysts.