The swearing-in ceremony of Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy as the new chief minister of Karnataka might be a big news for the media, but it was Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu who hogged the limelight on Wednesday.
Naidu drew the attention of the media by moving closely with the Congress bigwigs like Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi.
Particularly, the way Naidu was shaking hands with Rahul, patting his back and exchanging pleasantries have become the talk of the town.
Though it is too early to say that Naidu would join the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance, all the regional party heads with whom Naidu had interaction on Wednesday to discuss the prospects of a federal front were also moving closely with the Congress top bosses.
This has given rise to the impression that Naidu might also join the pro-Congress bandwagon to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party in the next elections. Since politics make strange bed-fellows, there is no surprise if Naidu joins the Congress-led front.
After all, Naidu still has the Congress blood flowing in his veins!