Friday, April 20, 2018 02:03 PM

Why did Chandrababu Naidu revolt against Narendra Modi

Chandrababu Naidu's sudden revolt on the centre is a clever strategy to frustrate the plans of ambitious BJP. As part of its 'Mission-7 states', the BJP was determined to increase its tally atleast in the parliamentary seats. The Saffron party was restless with TDP as Naidu is unyielding. Thus sailing with TDP, the BJP has always maintained undeclared cordiality with opposition YSR Congress and latter reciprocated. Upset with this bonhomie between his alliance partner BJP with YCP, Naidu engineered a coup of sorts by declaring a sentimental war on BJP-led centre. With this, he seeks to accomplish multiple objectives with one shot - making BJP a political untouchable in state politics, thwart any possible alliance between YSR Congress and BJP, divert the people's attention from YS Jagan's padayatra, ensure multi-cornered contest in the state to split anti-establishment vote benefiting TDP and tide over the possible anti-incumbency by diverting the people's anger at the centre.


Behind the change of guard in Andhra Pradesh BJP

Close on the heels of divorce between BJP and the TDP, the change of guard in Andhra Pradesh BJP is taking place. This cannot be an accidental coincidence. The change is integral to the strategic shift in saffron politics in the state. Kambhampati Hari Babu, not just mild mannered and soft spoken is seen to be not hostile to relations with TDP.

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