BJP Eyes Alliance with TDP for Upcoming Polls
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent assertion in Parliament predicting a significant victory for the BJP and the NDA in the upcoming polls has sparked discussions about potential alliances. Despite having no Lok Sabha representation from the state, the BJP is open to collaborating with the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the primary opposition party in Andhra Pradesh.
In the 2014 elections, both parties contested together, securing victories in the united state. However, with the formation of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh now holds 25 seats, and the BJP aims to contest six to eight seats. The TDP's exit from the NDA in 2018 led to electoral setbacks in 2019, prompting the BJP to reconsider ties.
The BJP's interest in reviving the alliance with the TDP reflects shifting political dynamics. The TDP has been actively pursuing collaboration, while the Jana Sena Party, led by actor Pawan Kalyan and previously allied with the BJP, has decided to join forces with the TDP.
As preparations for the April-May polls intensify, the potential alliance between the BJP and TDP could significantly influence the electoral landscape in Andhra Pradesh.