The allegations of a secret understanding between Modi-led BJP and Jagan’s YSRCP are not new and they have been there from a longtime. BJP is wooing YCP and so is YCP, while the BJP slowly ignored TDP by keeping aside the rightful demands of AP.
Be it the last Union Budget or in Parliament session, YCP has supported Modi. Jagan’s right-hand man Vijay Sai Reddy had touched the feet of Prime Minister Modi in Rajya Sabha much to the shocker of people of AP. If this is not enough, Vijay Sai Reddy’s frequent visits to PMO at a time when TDP severed its ties with BJP had added fuel to the speculations that something was cooking between BJP and YSRCP.
Amidst all this, TDP had quit NDA and declared war against Modi. Even now, neither Jagan nor Pawan have criticized Modi thus proving themselves as B-teams of BJP.
If this is not enough, the appointment of Kanna Lakshminarayana, ex Congress minister in YSR’s cabinet and close aide of Jagan, as BJP new chief has once again confirmed the discreet understanding BJP and YCP has.
In fact, Kanna was in plans to quit the BJP and join YSRCP. He even had talks with Jagan and stage was all set for Kanna’s inclusion into YSRCP. However, due to some change of plans, Jagan apparently wanted Kanna in the BJP itself. TDP leaders allege that as per Jagan’s advise, Kanna was even made BJP president of AP. This whole episode has once again proved the strong ties between Jagan and Modi, say TDP leaders.