Will TDP ally with Congress
The political picture is quite contrary in Andhra Pradesh. TDP still believes that Congress, at least in the pre-poll scenario, is a liability rather than an asset. The people of Andhra Pradesh are not yet ready to forgive Congress. TDP sources reveal that the surveys conducted by the party and the feedback from party grassroots cadre also testified to this antipathy towards Congress in the electorate.
Naidu's political strategy since bifurcation is centred around the narrative that Congress has arbitrarily divided the state. The doomsday fears generated by Naidu's relentless campaign helped him to win in 2014 and TDP hopes to continue its narrative around bifurcation. The only addition to the narrative will be how the other national party, BJP too ditched the state.
Given this political milieu it is difficult for TDP to deal with Congress, at least before 2019 elections.