The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took serious note on the attempts of its ally Telugu Desam Party (TDP) to influence its candidate selection process. The alliance started facing trouble with the TDP leadership started sending feelers to the media from Wednesday evening that it is upset with the way in which its ally (BJP) is giving party tickets for seats allotted to it as part of the alliance.
The poll alliance between TDP and BJP is expected to create political wonders in the residual state of Andhra Pradesh, known as Seemandhra region. Here BJP is contesting on four out of total 25 Lok Sabha seats and 14 out of 175 Assembly seats, leaving the other seats for TDP.
The YSR Congress Party president YS Jaganmohan Reddy seems to be cautious and want to avoid emergence of any alternate power center in his party. The omission of his sister Sharmila, who has emerged as a star campaigner in his absence when he was in the jail for 16 months, from the list of candidates, reflects he is worry about growing popularity of his sister. Her omission gained significance in view of accommodating a number of close relatives in the list.
The Left parties are losing their grip in Andhra Pradesh, which was once considered as their bastion in the country. Electorally too, it was their strong hold after West Bengal, Kerala and Triupura. Here, for the first time, Communists dreamed of establishing the elected government in the country way back in 1952. Even they announced their cabinet well before polling date.