TDP was branded as 'Pilla Congress' by Political Opponents after Chandrababu Naidu shared the dais with Rahul Gandhi and mingled closely with the Congress President. Seems like, TDP Leaders hasn't expected such kind of criticism or they are unable to digest such comments.
Yanamala clarified Chandrababu Naidu went to Karnataka accepting invitation of JD (S), but not that of Congress. He even told AP CM held meetings with many Leaders, excluding those belonging to Congress, during his recent trip to Bengaluru. Finance Minister found nothing wrong with the handshakes of Chandrababu Naidu and Rahul Gandhi.
Clarification issued by Yanamala will cause more damage to TDP than good. Why because, It's an open secret that support of Congress is a must for regional parties to end NDA rule. Whereas, TDP isn't ready to admit it despite maintaining good relations with Congress. Such double standards will raise doubts over the credibility of TDP.