There is widespread talk in political circles across the two Telugu States for the past two days. It is not about the victory of the Telangana Rastra Samithi in Telangana elections or its impact on Telugu Desam Party’s prospects in Andhra Pradesh. But, it is about the statement that TRS chief Chandrasekhar Rao had made at his first press conference after the results were out.
KCR had said that he would give a return gift to Chandrababu Naidu who had campaigned in Telangana for his defeat. This would mean that KCR would campaign in Andhra Pradesh for the defeat of Chandrababu Naidu and the TDP. In fact, KCR had said that he would visit Vijayawada and talk about Chandrababu Naidu, ahead of the elections. The MIM leaders have also said that they would help their friend, YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy, in the next elections.
Now, this return gift offer is the topic for debate across the Telugu States. Even Chandrababu Naidu had responded to this twice so far and said that he was not afraid of anyone. Naidu alleged that KCR is having a understanding with the YSR Congress and Jana Sena at the behest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP.
Chandrababu Naidu and his TDP leaders find everyone in collusion and everyone conspiring against him. He was with the BJP in the past and now sailing with the Congress. When he was with the BJP, he had accused the YSR Congress of having hidden understanding with the Congress. Now, as he sails with the Congress, he accuses the YSR Congress of having colluded with the BJP.
There is big talk in AP about the possible return gift from KCR to Chandrababu Naidu. There are invitations from AP for KCR to visit the State. When the TRS had won the elections, there were celebrations in AP, with people volunteering to congratulate the TRS family. Celebrations were held at Bhimavaram, Narsapuram, Nuzvid, Tenali and Vijayawada, besides others which irks the TDP and Chandrababu Naidu.
It is to be seen what happens when AP goes for polls and what return gift that KCR is planning to give to his counterpart here.