With Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu warming up to Rahul Gandhi in order to bring the opposition parties on to a common platform, many state leaders of the Congress are fearing and loathing a possible alliance of the two parties in the state, just like in neighbouring Telangana.
Amaravati: Just like in Telangana, Congress leaders in Andhra Pradesh are worried their party might tie up with TDP in the state. While the Congress camp has denied the possibility of such an alliance, the fear has gathered strength with the recent meeting that state chief minister Chandrababu Naidu had with Rahul Gandhi in Delhi.
Former minister Pasupuleti Balaraju jumped ship from the Congress to the Jana Sena party. He formerly joined the party in Vijayawada in the presence of party chief Pawan Kalyan.
Following Naidu-Rahul Gandhi meet in Delhi where the former stressed on the need for opposition to come together to fight the BJP in the upcoming 2019 polls, two former Congress minister, Vatti Vasanth Kumar and C Ramachandraiah tendered their resignation on November 4.
There are reports that actor-politician Chiranjeevi too is all set to bid adieu to the Congress party, over its "unethical" tie-up with the TDP. It is said that Chiranjeevi has already discussed this matter with members of his family and could make a formal announcement soon.
State Congress president N Raghuveera Reddy insisted that party high command has so far not indicated towards any alliance of this kind. Regarding many leaders quitting the party, Reddy reportedly said it is their choice.
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Last Updated Nov 12, 2018, 11:04 PM IST