CM Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy’s recent visit to the national capital has stirred considerable speculation within political circles as the upcoming elections loom large.
Jagan’s trip to Delhi involved a series of high-profile meetings, starting with three consecutive sessions with key BJP figures. The first meeting saw him in discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and AP BJP in-charge Vidyadhar Rao. Following Rao’s departure, Jagan continued talks with Modi, extending the session for over an hour. This prolonged interaction has fueled conjecture regarding the agenda, with speculations ranging from pending funds allocation to Andhra Pradesh, the issue of special status, and progress on the Polavaram project.
Notably, there is growing buzz surrounding the possibility of discussions on a potential alliance between Jagan’s YSRCP and the BJP. This speculation gains traction given recent interactions between BJP leaders and opposition figures. Just days before Jagan’s visit, TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu held talks with Modi, sparking rumors of a potential coalition.
Further adding to the intrigue, sources reveal that Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan is slated to meet Modi in the coming days, underscoring the heightened political activity and strategic maneuvering ahead of the elections.
Political analysts view these meetings as more than mere administrative discussions, emphasizing their broader political implications. The apparent cautious approach by TDP and Jana Sena in terms of campaigning and candidate announcements suggests a possible inclination towards forming an alliance with the BJP to challenge the ruling YSRCP in Andhra Pradesh.
The convergence of all major political party leaders in Andhra Pradesh seeking Modi’s approval underscores the significance of central political power and highlights the regional parties’ efforts to secure favor and support from the Centre.