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Modi said no to BJP alliance with TDP?

Modi said no to BJP alliance with TDP?

It has been more than a week since Telugu Desam Party president and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu rushed to Delhi and held discussions with Bharatiya Janata Party top leaders – including Union home minister Amit Shah and party national president J P Nadda.

But there has not been a single word yet since Naidu returned to Hyderabad on February 8, a day after holding talks with Shah and Nadda.

Neither the BJP leaders nor the TDP leaders have spoken anything on whether the BJP would join the TDP-Jana Sena alliance or the TDP would join the NDA.

Even Shah parried the question at an interaction with senior journalist Navika Singh at a live interaction. He only said new players would be coming into the NDA soon but refused to mention the name of TDP or any other party.

However, sources said Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave some clarity on this during his discussion with YSR Congress party president and chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, who went to New Delhi a day later and had a meeting with the Prime Minister.

According to sources, Modi reportedly told Jagan that the BJP would not be joining the alliance of the TDP-Jana Sena Party. He apparently discussed the pros and cons of the BJP joining hands with the TDP with Jagan.

While Jagan did not disclose even to his closest party leaders what he had discussed with the Prime Minister on the state politics; but while returning to Tadepally, he reportedly made a comment before his close associates stating Modi had told him that there would be no alliance between the BJP and the TDP.

Whether Modi really told Jagan about the BJP decision not to ally with the TDP or was just trying to pull Jagan’s leg remains to be seen.


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