Andhra Pradesh likely to determine formation of next govt. at the Center
The out-come of Lok Sabha polls from Andrha Pradesh are liekly to determine the formation of new governmetn at the Center after Lok Sabha polls. Thats why, the results from the state turned to be crucial for both Congress-led UPA and BJP-led NDA to gain power at the center. Though both the parties are now not in a position to win majority of seats from the state, they have been formulating strategies to mobilize support from large number of MPs from the state.
Even for BJP, it was crucial support from Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in post-poll alliances enabled Atal Bihar
Vajpayee to form his government in 1998. In view of crucial prominence of the state that would have determined impact on national politics, both Congress and BJP played crucial role in the Parliament recently during Telangana Bill.
After bifurcation of the state, Congress lost its hopes to win back even a signle Lok Sabha seat from Seemandhra region, which is having 25 seats. That’s why it is now making hectic efforts to compensate in Telangana region by getting almost all 17 seats. While its allay MIM is sure to win back Hyderabad
seat, the fate of remaining seats depends on how TRS cooperates.
Earlier, Congress expected that it can sweep Telangana region with the merger of TRS with it after Parliament given nod for Telangana bill. But in a shocking move, TRS went back on its earlier promise and decided to continue as a political party. Now, Congress is hoping for an alliance with TRS.
But, Congress leaders from the region are objecting to TRS demand for a major share in alliances and insisting to go alone in polls. They are confident that they can get substantial number of seats by convincing people that due to Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s determination they are able to realize dream of Telangana statehood.
State Congress in charge, Digvijay Singh accused the TRS Chief K Chandrasekhar Rao of failing to keep up his earlier promise of merging his party with the Congress once the Telanagana State was formed. However, he is continuing his tireless efforts for an alliance with TRS.
On the other hand, the BJP claiming its crucial support only forced Congress to go ahead with Telangana Bill, going polls with a promise it can only extend support for the development of newly forming two states. The party is keeping hopes mostly with the possibility of its leader Narendra Mody to form next government at the center; so that normally people seek development would prefer them.
Interestingly, TRS and YSR Congress Party, which are expecting to emerge as single largest party in their respective regions of Telangana and Seemandra, are openly indicating that they would extend support at the Center to whichever party that will be in a position to form next government, so that they can grab maximum resources from the Government of India.
YSR Congress chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy asking people to give him 30 MP seats and he will dictate on who should form government at the center. “By getting crucial portfolios like agriculture, railways and rural development, I will pump resources for the state”, he said.
Both the parties are now openly indicating their intention for post-poll alliance with BJP, as Congress is not seen any way close to power in the post-poll scenario. To counter, Congress tactics, Telugu Desam Party proposing pre-poll alliance with BJP, unlike other parties. Sensing overwhelm popularity for Narendra Modi
in the state, TDP leadership is expecting to sweep polls by allaying with BJP.