BJP might shake hands with Chandrababu Naidu and Pawan Kalyan ahead of elections
Ahead of general elections, the stage is getting ready for formation of a grand alliance in Andhra Pradesh with Telugu Desam Party and Jana Sena, a new party by film star Pawan Kalyan, are showing interest in joining hands with BJP. Already, leaders of these two parties are said to be in touch with BJP leaders and holding preliminary discussions on the issue of seat adjustments.
national official spokesperson Prakash Javadakar was stationed in
Hyderabad for two days holding extensive discussions with BJP
leaders, to bring unanimity among them on the issue of forging
alliances with other parties. Though couple of leaders are reportedly
expressing reservations and suggesting to go all alone, most of party
leaders are said to be expressing view that such alignment would
multiply BJP’s prospects in the state.
survey reports indicate that more than 60 per cent people in the
state are favouring BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi
to occupy the top position in the country. These two parties viewing
an alliance with BJP would strengthen their position as well.
star Pawan Kalyan, who announced about his party formation on
February 14, reportedly met TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu and
also some BJP leaders, and held preliminary discussions on forging
alliances. He is expected to meet Narendra Modi in a day or two.
credence to reports of a possible poll alliance with BJP, Chandrababu
Naidu said he was in the process of forging poll alliance with a
party “through, which the interest of both Seemandhra and Telangana
states could be safeguarded”. “I am trying for an alliance
keeping the interests of Telugu people in mind. We want a government
that can help us develop our state,” he remarked.
the other hand, BJP former president M Venkaiah Naidu too indicated a
tie-up between the TDP and the BJP, saying, “Our party will join
hands with any party other than the Congress. Our stand on alliances
will be announced within a week.”
to sources, Pawan Kalyan is intending to contest in 2 or 3 Lok Sabha
seats, besides 15 assembly seats. Even, BJP identified the number of
seats it can claim in case of alliances. BJP sources clarified that
alliances with any party would be in both the regions.
Pawan Kalyan's huge popularity amongst his fans, BJP leaders are
showing interest for an alliance with him.
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