Telugu Desam president N Chandrababu Naidu had dropped enough hints that forging an alliance with the BJP is on the cards and efforts are being made in that direction.
According to sources, Naidu praised Gujarat chief minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi during the TDLP meeting here on Friday and appreciated the performances of Modi in Gujarat. The TDP chief praising Modi is seen as an indication that the two parties are inching towards an electoral alliance.
With the BJP’s central leadership also believed to be interested in forging an alliance with the TDP, Naidu’s talk clearly indicates that the regional party is going to forge an electoral alliance with the BJP.
The TDP chief told his party leaders that an appropriate decision would be taken at an appropriate time with regard to electoral alliance with the BJP. He said a Modi wave was sweeping the country and predicted that he would become prime minister. As such, joining hands with the BJP would benefit the TDP and may even help it come back to power in the state, he is learnt to have told his party leaders.
TTDP Forum Hails SC Decision on T Bill
The TDP Telangana Forum has welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court refusing to stay tabling of the T-Bill in the Parliament.
A bench comprising justice HL Dattu and justice SA Bobde on Friday declined to pass any direction to the Centre on a batch of petitions challenging the carving of the new state of Telangana. About 9 petitions were filed seeking stay on tabling of the T-Bill.