Janata Dal (Secular) president Kumaraswamy had invited the two Chief Ministers of the Telugu States. Kumaraswamy, after getting invitation from the Governor to form the next government following the resignation of BJP’s Yeddyurappa on Saturday evening, had personally telephoned to Telagana chief minister Chandrasekhar Rao and Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu and invited them for his swearing-in ceremony to be held on Monday. He had also invited Congress president Rahul Gandhi and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Benerji for the event.
In a way, this event at Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru is likely to be a conclave of all anti-BJP forces led by the Congress. With Rahul, the king maker for the Karnataka, being seated at the centre of the stage, Chandrasekhar Rao, Chandrababu Naidu and Mamata Benerji would be sharing the dais with him, sending clear signals to the nation that they would be fighting the 2019 elections against Narendra Modi.
Chandrababu Naidu had his own reasons to share the dais with the Congress president. He is now fighting a battle against Narendra Modi, who, he believes, had insulted him, despite he being the senor leader in the country. Though TDP is against the Congress in principle, Chandrababu Naidu had to align with the Congress now to take on the mighty BJP in the next election.
There have been rumours doing rounds in the two Telugu States that the TDP would forge an alliance with the Congress in the next elections. An alliance between the Congress and TDP is likely to be an advantage for the TDP in Telangana and advantage for Congress in Andhra Pradesh. This “advantage” thought plays key role in the next election with the anti-Narendra Modi forces are set to come together and defeat the NDA.
In all probability, Chandrababu Naidu is likely to have a word with Rahul Gandhi in Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru as Kumaraswamy takes the oath. In all probability the Kanteerava Stadium would change the political equations of the country, brining foes together. In politics, enemy’s enemy is friend and for all anti-BJP parties, Congress will be a friend. It is to be seen how these anti-Narendra Modi parties would come together and work together in the next election.