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Congress divided over alliance

24-11-201824-11-2018 04:15:50 IST
Updated On 24-11-2018 04:15:33 ISTUpdated On 24-11-20182018-11-23T22:45:50.825Z16-11-2018 2018-11-16T02:59:51.492Z - 2018-11-23T22:45:33.706Z - 24-11-2018

Congress divided over alliance

Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s attempts to draw closer to Congress for an anti-BJP platform have evoked mixed reactions within the Congress unit in Andhra.

This unconventional merger would have to readjust to 36 years of political differences right from the grassroots. N. Chandrababu Naidu who was an ally of the BJP is now trying to be a matchmaker between Congress and other regional parties to oust the BJP.

The Congress at the Centre is getting insecure over allowing Naidu’s larger than life role in uniting regional parties along with seeking broader consultations on opposition unity meetings. The Congress party is not completely convenience about the alliance. 

The alliance could be very tricky, as Naidu who is reduced to a rump after bifurcation of Andhra could be looking to ally with Congress only to save the minority votes which could go to YSRCP. 

It would be difficult for Congress to pair up with TDP which had been opposing and share the incumbency burden. Raghuveera Reddy of the Congress said that in a way it is good that N Chandrababu has acknowledged them as the largest most consistent party and he trusted on them. He claimed Chandrababu alone cannot win the elections in AP, he would need Congress's support.

Senior Congress leader Kishore Chandra Deo was happy that the Congress and TDP were forming an alliance and said that the alliance had the capability to dethrone the Modi-Shah ruled BJP.


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