Is BJP Slowly Changing Its Nature Towards TDP?

Thu Mar 16 2023 11:38:24 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)

Telugu Desam Party and Bharatiya Janata Party are big parties in state and national politics respectively. The friendship between the parties goes back to a few decades. When TDP Founder-chief Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao focused on national politics and brought the national front, the yellow party supported Janata Party, which eventually became the BJP.

The friendship continued between TDP and BJP even after the leadership changed in TDP. But things changed upside down before the 2019 polls. TDP chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu attacked the BJP for not helping the state and went to the elections with the same stand.

But the stand did not work for the party and the grand old party recorded the worst performance in the elections since its inception. Moreover, the friendship with the Bharatiya Janata Party also went for a toss. Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that doors for TDP are closed.

As winning the next elections is a do-or-die situation for the Telugu Desam Party, the party is giving its best to set things right with the Bharatiya Janata Party, which is ruling at the Centre. In every situation, TDP is supporting BJP and sending a message that it is ready for the alliance.

Now it appears that TDP's hard work paid off and the possibility of alliance might not be a dream anymore. Jagat Prakash Nadda, aka JP Nadda, the national president of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s tweet is the reason behind the possible change in the political picture in Andhra Pradesh.

It is known that BJP and TDP allied in Andaman-Nicobar for the Port Blair Municipal Council election. The alliance was made on power sharing. Based on that the TDP leader would lead the Council for the remaining tenure. JP Nadda tweeted on this and congratulated the alliance.

Now the tweet has started an interesting debate on whether the BJP had changed its mind and is in favor of the alliance. Though nothing is confirmed yet, people are discussing what would be the outcome of the alliance. A recent survey said that Telugu Desam Party might become the single largest party and if BJP joins the situation might change.

Moreover, the BJP is targeting the south more to make sure that it expands its footprints. Coming to Andhra Pradesh, the saffron party has no hold there and it needs a strong force. If both parties can come together and take Janasena along with them then there is a possibility of creating a 2014 like situation and coming to power.