Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) President Y.S. Sharmila has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of being entangled in a political love triangle within the state. Sharmila contends that leaders from both the ruling and opposition parties are seeking alliances with the BJP, symbolically touching the feet of the party’s higher-ups.
Despite lacking a single MLA or MP in Andhra Pradesh, Sharmila emphasizes that the BJP appears to exert significant influence over the state’s political landscape. both Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo N. Chandrababu Naidu and Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) leader Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy have traveled to Delhi for consecutive meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah in hopes of forming alliances with the national party.
Sharmila highlights the BJP’s approach of entertaining leaders from both the ruling and opposition fronts in Andhra Pradesh. Despite the absence of a legislative or parliamentary stronghold, the BJP seems to wield considerable sway over the state’s political dynamics.
Criticizing the past leadership, Sharmila points out that neither Naidu, who held power for five years, nor Jagan, who succeeded him, managed to secure special status for the state. She further notes the failures in the completion of the Polavaram project and the construction of the state’s capital city during their respective tenures.
As the upcoming elections loom, Sharmila urges the people of Andhra Pradesh to make an informed decision, asserting that neither of the prominent parties has delivered substantial benefits to the public. Encouraging voters to consider the Congress as an alternative, she emphasizes the need for a change in leadership for the betterment of the state.