The talk of early elections to the Telangana state assembly in the wake of the emerge cabinet meeting called for by Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhara Rao on Wednesday evening has kept Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on high alert.Naidu held a telephonic talk with his party leaders in Telangana and discussed the strategies to be adopted in the event of early elections in the state.
He asked suggestions from the Telangana TDP leaders over the possibility of forging alliances with the like-minded parties during the elections.He is learnt to have asked the Telangana unit to suggest a partner to work with that can stop the BJP regaining power at the centre.“We shall work out the strategies and inform our party president. We are ready for the early elections. The party’s vote bank in Telangana is still intact,” Telangana TDP president L Ramana said on Wednesday.
Since it has parted ways with the BJP, the Telangana TDP has no options but to join hands with the Congress.The latest bonhomie between the Congress and the regional party particularly during its fight for Special Category Status for Andhra Pradesh has further strengthened the alliance talk.The TDP has also planned three major public meetings in Telangana for the start, to mobilize its cadre.
The Congress, too, prefers to join hands with the TDP because it needs the support of Seemandhra settlers in Telangana.