The meeting between Telangana Rastra Samithi chief K Chandrasekhar Rao and Tamil Nadu’s DMK chief M K Stalin, the other day, shook the politics of South India, particularly, Andhra Pradesh as Telugu Desam Party supremo Chandrababu Naidu had telephoned to Stalin and sought clarification. Though Stalin and the DMK have announced that the meeting was a formality and the DMK had asked the TRS to come to the Congress-led UPA rather than floating a federal front, Chandrababu Naidu looked disturbed and dissatisfied. He telephoned to Stalin and made him send an emissary to Amaravati. Accordingly, party treasurer, Dorai Murugan had to rush to Amaravati and meet Chandrababu Naidu. The talks between the two leaders clarified that the DMK would not leave the Congress leadership. Interesingly, Murugan was also present when Stalin and KCR held talks in Chennai.
Chandrababu Naidu is worried about any disturbances in the opposition alliance. He is not happy with the Congress and Aam Aadmi Party not having alliance in Delhi. He is also not happy with the Congress not fixing alliance with the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party in Uttar Pradesh and Trinamool Congress in West Bengal. However, he wants every non-BJP party to come together and form a new government which would have no Narendra Modi as prime minister. In this context, Chandrababu Naidu did not like Stalin to meet KCR, but it could not be stopped.
However, Chandrababu Naidu was in jitters for some time as KCR could reach out to the DMK in Tamil Nadu. KCR is also planning to meet Janata Dal (Secular) in Karnataka and a meeting between KCR and Kumaraswamy is scheduled some time this week. Chandrababu Naidu is playing somewhat bigger role in the national politics only with the support of the DMK from Tamil Nadu and JD (S) in Karnataka. He is keen on retaining the two parties with him and not allowing any one to move to the federal front of KCR.
It is to be seen how Chandrababu Naidu would play his role to retain these two parties in the post-poll developments in Delhi as KCR is firm on bringing some regional parties into his federal front fold.