Chandrababu Naidu Has Outsmarted Jagan Reddy, Once Again

Politics

New Delhi: By withdrawing support from the NDA government, TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu has once again preempted any move by his archrival Jaganmohan Reddy.

Naidu decided to prolong the separation with the BJP and opt for a step-by-step divorce. The Andhra CM first pulled his ministers out of the Union Cabinet, then TDP MPs moved amendments to the Finance Bill in the Lok Sabha and finally, just ahead of YSR Congress’ no-confidence motion, Naidu snapped ties with the NDA.

The BJP’s dismal performance in the by-elections in Gorakhpur and Phulpur seems to have expedited the matter.
“Our approach from the beginning was calibrated. First, we requested the Centre for assistance then we demanded and finally, we threatened to pull out,” said TDP MP Jayadev Galla.

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