Even as Pranab Mukherjee from UPA and P A Sangma from NDA — filed their nominations for the prestigious post of President of India on Thursday, Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu and YSR Congress party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy have not opened up on their support to either candidate.
Though both the parties have tentatively decided to support the candidature of Pranab Mukherjee initially, it appears they are just waiting for the each other’s moves in this regard. If the TDP extends its support to Pranab, then it would give an opportunity for YSR Congress party to reiterate its allegation that Naidu has a match-fixing with the Congress party.
On the other hand, if Jagan party makes the first move and extends support to Pranab, then Naidu can breath easy and he, too, can support Pranab, so that he would not get the blame of having match-fixing with the Congress. However, if Jagan party supports Sangma, then the TDP can blame it for joining hands with the saffron brigade and can either stay away from the Presidential elections or support Pranab. Thus, both the parties are playing hide and seek game!