BJP eyes on YSRCP with blockade of talks with TDP
March 23, 2014 - Hyderabad
With the both BJP and TDP firm on the number of seats to contest in the coming elections, the negotiations for alliance hit a road block on Sunday.
Bharatiya Janata Party senior leader Prakash Javadekar who is Hyderabad had held talks with TDP leaders. BJP insisted on six Lok Sabha and 25 Assembly seats in Seemandhra and 11 Lok Sabha and 62 Assembly seats in Telangana which the TDP refused to accept making the talks process inconclusive.
The TDP leaders are of the view that accepting the number of seats demanded by the BJP will mean their party has to forego two sitting seats. BJP is sure to gain from the alliance as it will not be in a position to win more than two Lok Sabha seats from Andhra Pradesh if it prefers to go on its own.
Impacts prospects of grand alliance
Sources said that the blockade of the talks will impact on the prospects of the on-going proposed grand alliance among the TDP, BJP, Jana Sena and Lok Satta.
Eyes on second option
The option that is clearly left before the BJP in the event of a negative result comes is to open doors for the YSRCP. It may be recalled that the YSRCP too said that it is ready to have any post-poll alliance with any party at national level for forming the Government. BJP appears to be confident of using the option as an emergency option.