For quite some time, the ruling Telugu Desam Party has been alleging that the YSR Congress party has a secret understanding with the Jana Sena Party floated and that both the parties had been dancing to the tunes of the Bharatiya Janata Party with an objective of pulling down the Chandrababu Naidu government.
Though YSRC president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy and Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan did not counter these allegations, leaders of both the parties have said they would go it alone in the next assembly elections.
Both Jagan and Pawan have been telling the people that if they are given an opportunity to come to power, they would provide a better governance.
However, YSRC leader and former MP from Tirupati V Varaprasada Rao on Friday made sensational statement that Jana Sena Party would extend its support to the YSR Congress party in the next elections.
He claimed that none other than Pawan Kalyan himself had told him that his party would tie up with the YSRC in 2019.
“Pawan told me he had done a big mistake by supporting the TDP in 2014, hoping that an experienced leader like Chandrababu Naidu would develop the state. But Naidu has miserably failed his expectations. Hence, he has decided to extend his support to Jagan in the next elections,” Rao, whose resignation as Tirupati MP was accepted on Thursday.
If what the YSRC leader said is true, it is going to be a big trouble for Chandrababu Naidu in the next elections.
All these days, he was expecting that Pawan’s party would only split the anti-establishment votes which will help the TDP win the elections again. But it remains to be seen how far the YSRC-Jana Sena alliance will materialise.