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Andhra Talk: AAP win has its echo in Telugu states!

Andhra Talk: AAP win has its echo in Telugu states!

The resounding victory of Aam Admi Party headed by Arvind Kejriwal in the assembly elections in Delhi has undoubtedly been the news of the day in the entire country.

And Telugu media also could not help play up the development as a lead story, despite the local issues in both the Telugu states.

“AAP sweeps Delhi polls,” is the headline in almost all the Telugu news dailies on Wednesday, in a symbolic representation of the Kejriwal party’s symbol.

The three major dailies – Eenadu, Andhra Jyothy and Sakshi – had given their own analysis on what made the people of Delhi vote for AAP again, rejecting the BJP which swept Lok Sabha polls in the capital region.

Now the debate among the analysts is on what impact Delhi polls’ outcome will have on the Telugu states politically.

Though there might not be any direct impact on them, analysts say it might definitely change the political equations in Andhra and Telangana states.

The sudden appointment given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to YSR Congress party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday evening is believed to be the first step in that direction. 

The possibility is that Modi might invite Jagan to join the National Democratic Alliance, since the BJP now badly requires the support of some strong regional parties to strengthen the NDA. 

And if YSRC joins the NDA, then it will eject out the other parties like Jana Sena Party of Pawan Kalyan which has already allied with the BJP and the Telugu Desam Party led by N Chandrababu Naidu, which is desperately trying to get closer to the BJP.

On the other hand, in Telangana, the victory of AAP in Delhi will strengthen the plans of Telangana Rashtra Samithi president K Chandrasekhar Rao to revive his failed model of federal front all over again and he will begin his efforts in that direction. However, if the YSRC joins the NDA, KCR might snap his friendly ties with the YSRC.

Among other developments of the day, the controversy over whether the two crucial bills pertaining to the capital city could be sent to the select committees or to the Governor for his assent has become an interest news for the Telugu media.

Only Sakshi has carried the development on the front page highlighting the arguments of minister Pilli Subhash Chandra Bose that the bills are deemed to have been passed as the council could not take a decision within the mandatory 14 days period.

Though Eenadu carried a vague indicator of the news on the front page, it published the story in the inside pages. Andhra Jyothy ignored it on the front page, but took it inside.

Both the dailies also carried the version of TDP floor leader Yanamala Ramakrishnudu that the 14-day rule would not apply to these two bills, as they were not money bills.

The three dailies gave adequate coverage to Jagan’s Spandana programme, in which he clearly instructed the authorities not to reject any genuine application for ration cards.


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