Who will finish off the Telugu Desam Party in Andhra Pradesh? This is the hottest topic among the TDP leaders and cadres these days. After the humiliating defeat in the recent elections, the TDP has low spirits and several leaders are now looking side ways.
The pro-TDP analysts say that while YSRCP chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will try to finish off the Telugu Desam by weakening Chandrababu Naidu. They say, Jagan will take steps like demolishing Chandrababu's illegal residence and by registering cases against him in connection with the awarding of contracts and allocation of lands. The YSRCP government has already constituted a ministerial team to look into the power purchase agreements entered into during the Chandrababu regime. This will open a can of worms for the TDP.
The BJP, on the other hand, will eat into the TDP by encouraging defections. It has already netted several Rajya Sabha MPs. Some Lok Sabha MPs too are in contact with the BJP. Also, at least 16 MLAs of the TDP are likely to switch over to the BJP. At the grassroots levels, many TDP workers, who have running feuds with the YSRCP, are now looking to join the BJP. This way, both YSRCP and the BJP will finish off the TDP, which has a history spanning nearly four decades.