KCR Poaching In Babu's UPA Territory

Tue May 14 2019 11:31:14 GMT+0530 (IST)

Know what is Chandrababu Naidu's biggest headache these days? It's not Jagan Mohan Reddy but KCR. KCR is trying to poach into his spheres of influence. On one hand all his plans to emerge as the pivot of the anti-Modi parties at the national level are falling apart. He is finding that neither Mamta, nor the SP-BSP combine are willing to toe his like. They have all nixed his plans to hold a conclave of the Opposition parties before the Lok Sabha election results are out. None of them said they would attend the meet and had in fact questioned the wisdom of holding a meet before the results are out. One would know the factual position only after the results are out, they argued.

On the other hand, Telangana CM KCR is trying to poach into his third front. KCR had gained access to all major political parties of South India. He is now closer to Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy than Chandrababu Naidu. While Chandrababu Naidu regards himself as Kumaraswamy's mentor, KCR is actually meeting him more often and is able discuss key political issues. Ditto with Stalin. Chandrababu has been with the DMK for many years. But, KCR managed to get an interview with him and discussed post-poll scena'srio.

One of these days, he may even pay a visit to UP and meet SP and BSP honchos. These two parties have just junked Chandrababu Naidu plans to project Rahul Gandhi as PM candidate. As of now, Chandrababu has no answer to KCR's plans.