The outcome of the assembly election results in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat, results of which were declared on Monday is learnt to have come as a big disappointment to Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu.
The Bharatiya Janata Party has retained Gujarat with a comfortable majority, albeit a reduced one compared to last time and registered a thumping victory in Himachal Pradesh.
The BJP is expected to end up between 100-105 seats out of 182 seats in Gujarat, whereas it is likely to get 42 seats in 68-member Himachal assembly.
Needless to say, the entire credit for the BJP victory in Gujarat goes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who used all his energies to see that his home state is not lost from his hold.
Naturally, Modi will grow stronger and this will be pose a big problem for Naidu in the coming days.
The TDP chief was hoping that if the BJP loses in Gujarat, Modi will climb down from his high pedestal and entertain the allies, since the BJP would definitely need their support to retain power in 2019 as well.
Apparently, Naidu thought the TDP would gain its importance in the NDA and it would be able to extract maximum benefits from the Centre in the election year.
But with BJP winning both the states, Modi will continue to be inaccessible for Naidu and the latter will continue to face troubles from the Centre.
So, it will be a tricky situation for the TDP president now.