TDP Not Ready To Commit The Old Mistake Again?

Thu Feb 02 2023 11:17:38 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)

Defections are quite common in politics. Leaders who see a good future in other parties shift their loyalties to others. We see such defections ahead of the elections as the leaders join other parties. This is not new and we have seen this many times in politics in many states.

Now the ongoing developments hint that many leaders from the ruling YSRCP might join the opposition Telugu Desam Party. It is known that YCP MLA Kotamreddy Sridhar Reddy made some sensational comments and alleged that the phones of many legislators including Ministers and MPs were tapped and they told him that.

On top of this, a recent survey said to have found that many leaders saw negative results and might not get another chance to run the elections on the YSRCP ticket and that the legislators are allegedly looking at other options for their political future.

The leaders who are not happy with the YCP have only one option which is Telugu Desam Party. Though Janasena and Bharatiya Janata Party are also active in the state the two parties don't have a big vote percentage.

Telugu Desam Party faced a similar situation before the 2019 polls. As many YSRCP leaders joined the party the leadership could not take a crucial call on deciding between the TDP leaders and YCP leaders. This is said to have resulted in TDP losing the elections by a small margin. In the 2019 polls, TDP lost many constituencies with a mere margin of fewer than 1000 votes.

Winning the next general elections is the need of the hour for the Telugu Desam Party. For this, the opposition party is taking all the required measures. Nara Lokesh's padayatra Yuva Galam is going well and TDP cannot take any wrong step.

As the same defections played a big role in TDP losing the elections as per the political experts, Telugu Desam Party is reportedly not ready to do the old mistake of inviting everyone who joins the party.

However, the party is reportedly showing interest to invite only a few leaders who have good chances of winning the elections. The likes of Anam Ramanarayana Reddy might get a call.