Jagan’s Delhi tour was politically a big success. If we keep aside as to what AP got from this tour, it was beneficial for Jagan from the party perspective. Seniors like Prime Minister Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah were pleased to see Jagan. They treated him as a new friend. Now it looks certain that YSRCP will join NDA. However, this will be officially declared by the month-end when Modi will expand his ministry. YSRCP’s induction in the cabinet will attract the national attention.
Initially it was thought that YSRCP will get two berths but now an understanding has reached for three berths. According to Delhi circles, Jagan has even handed over the list to Amit Shah. Vijayasai Reddy’s name missing from the list is said to be significant. Since he has CBI cases against him, BJP leaders may have suggested keeping him aside or Jagan himself may have taken the precaution in view of experience in the case of Sujana Chowdary. While we don’t know what is the reason but he was deleted from the list in the last minute. YSRCP leader in Lok Sabha Midhun Reddy will get the cabinet rank post. Two others will be made ministers of state. It is being said that the list may have a Kapu leader Vanga Geeta as the woman representative. If Vanga Geeta is not inducted, Balashouri may find the place. In such a scenario, women’s quota will be filled by Amalapuram MP Anuradha, who comes from Scheduled caste. As Visakhapatnam is being made the capital, Jagan is keen to give one ministerial berth each to Krishna district, Rayalseema and Godavari districts. Thus he wants to do justice in every way.
In this give-and-take, Jagan is said to have agreed to give a Rajya Sabha seat to BJP. Next month, four Rajya Sabha seats will fall vacant in AP. BJP leaders are understood to have asked Jagan to give one of the seats to their party. Jagan is learnt to have agreed. Thus YSRCP will get three Rajya Sabha seats. All in all, these negotiations said to have concluded with mutual consent.