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Chandrababu meeting Rahul Gandhi?

Chandrababu is at his after dark meetings again! His politics in dark have been legendary. His meeting with Chidambaram was revealed by Chidambaram himself on the floor of the Parliament itself!

Now, Chandrababu is reliably known to have asked for and is set to meet Rahul Gandhi himself to iron out strategy for an indirect alliance between Congress and TDP.

The strategy is said to identify as many Assembly and Parliament seats for 2014 elections and field strong/weak candidates, one party fields a strong candidate and the other party fields an unknown, weak candidate and the voters of the weak candidate would be forced to vote for the strong candidate.

The after dark meeting between Chandrababu and Rahul Gandhi was supposed to have been set up almost ten days back, right after unveiling of NTR statue in Parliament.
Chandrababu is staying back in Delhi for allegedly to consult an orthopedic surgeon, even though Hyderabad has some of the best Orthos in South Asia, and most Middle Easterners come there for treatment!

The experiment of Narsapur/RC Puram for Congress and Prattipadu/Macherla for TDP in the last bi-elections was to see if they could stop Jagan juggernaut at any cost.

Believe it or not, it was an arrangement between TDP and Congress that succeeded to a great degree, TDP lost deposits by honestly transferring their votes completely and Congress unwisely did not reciprocate in Macherla and Prattipadu.

For the record, TDP got 8000 in Narsapur and 6000 in RC Puram, whereas Congress got almost 20 thousand in both Macherla and Prattipadu.

The reason why Dadi Veerabhadra Rao crossed over to YSRCP was that he was told by Chandrababu that he would have to sacrifice his seat in favor of Ganta Sreenivas Rao, who many think will give better fight to YSRCP! And, YSRCP may have to play the same game and identify such sacrificed leaders, who may be strong in their segments to join YSRCP. Of course it becomes murky for YSRCP, as it becomes almost impossible to satisfy such last minute entrants.


The indirect alliance seems to be at work for a long time. When was the last time Chandrababu criticized Sonia, Rahul, CBI? The cooperation between TDP and Congress seem to be a two pronged alliance. First is to deny Jagan his freedom and see if his absence would unravel YSRCP, and honestly that may not seem to be working. Second is to strike an indirect poll alliance, for which they seem to have identified over 120 Assembly seats, mostly across Seemandhra’s 175.

Reliably know is that Chandrababu and Congress high command want to restrict YSRCP to less than absolute majority, preferably to just above 100 seats, in which case it would become impossible for Jagan to form the government.


Politics have lost decency completely with the desperation of Congress and TDP. Their common goal seems to be stopping Jagan, rather than their winning, for which they will go to any lengths – ethical or unethical! Jagan and YSRCP may have to beat TDP and Congress at their own dirty game!!

Written By Gurava Reddy

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