It is now clear that the TDP and the Congress are an item. Their relationship, which was kept a secret all these days, is now out in the open. Today, it is very clear that both the parties will fight the elections together. So, the issues related seat sharing are now being discussed among the parties. The recent visit of former Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot to Amaravati to met Chandrababu Naidu is basically aimed at discussing seat-sharing.
It is believed that Ashok Gehlot put forth the demand for six MP seats and 30 MLA seats in AP. He has also handed over a list of the seats the party wants. According to sources, the Congress wants Kurnool, Tirupati, Rajampet, Visakhapatnam, Araku and Kakinada MP seats. It is also being said that the TDP is ready to give the Congress four MP seats and up to 20 assembly seats.
Sources say Chandrababu might give seats that his party might not win to the Congress Party. In any case, winning MP seats from Kurnool, Araku, Tirupati and Rajampet is not going to be a cake-walk for theTDP. So, Chandrababu Naidu might not have objections to giving them to the Congress. The real problem, however, will be with the MLA seats.
But, will the Telugu people forgive Chandrababu aligning with the Congress, which is being held responsible for the unjust division of the state?