Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu joining hands with Rahul Gandhi seeking alliance with Congress has received flak from all corners. Several from TDP itself criticized the decision. NTR was dead against congress party. In fact, he established TDP to resist the national party and restore Telugu pride.
Naidu has to take brickbats for mortgaging Telugu pride in Delhi. Political analysts believe that Naidu hasn’t taken this drastic step so easily. He put his four decades of experience into play. Naidu feared failure in upcoming elections. TDP is facing strong competition from rival parties. Especially, opposition leader YS Jagan has been garnering strong support from public while on his Sankalpa Yatra.
Knife attack on Jagan at Vizag Airport further gained him sympathy. On the other hand, Pawan Kalyan is expected to polarize votes through his Janasena party. Naidu is said to have got to know that YSRCP may lead in 2019 elections through his secret survey. So, he opted to form alliance with Congress to resist Jagan. Congress too doesn’t want Jagan to become CM. Post YS Rajasekhar Reddy’s death, Jagan distanced from congress and set up his own party. It was rumoured that Jagan’s offices including Sakshi office were searched for some confidential evidence.
And then he was sent to jail in disproportionate assets case in congress regime. So, Congress and TDP joined forces to stop Jagan from coming to power fearing reopening of certain crucial cases, opine his followers. They also attribute attack on Jagan to this.