Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu was critical about the public meeting to be conducted by Congress party at Guntur on Sunday and questioned “why is Rahul Gandhi coming? (Is he coming) to see if people of Andhra Pradesh are alive or dead?” He deplored that the congress after causing serious damage by bifurcating the state, is now rubbing salt on wound. AICC Vice-President Rahul Gandhi along with the leaders of the two communist parties, the DMK, the SP will be conducting a public address demanding Special Category status to the state.
Speaking about Pawan Kalyan’s Jana Sena, Chandrababu in an interview with NTV said that as a political party it can contest in elections. He said that their party will review its alliance with Jana Sena at the time of elections in 2019 and it is too early to talk about it. The TDP supremo’s response is similar to Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu who repeatedly said that BJP will observe the situation in 2019 and then take a call about alliance with TDP. Kalyan who supported the NDA partners – BJP and TDP in 2014 is seen distancing himself from both the parties.
With Congress trying to unite parties with Special category status sentiment, the political atmosphere is likely to transform. Jana Sena seems to be inclined towards the left parties. A major section of BJP in the state wants to break the friendship forged with TDP. However, Chandrababu time and again said that TDP will continue in power forever in the state. BJP and Jana Sena are constructing their party, while congress is trying its best to come back after failing to secure one seat in 2014 elections in Andhra Pradesh.