Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy looks like a lovable child for Prime Minister Narendra Modi these days. The relationship between the two leaders is more affectionate and warm. Every time they meet, Jaganmohan Reddy turns humble and Narendra Modi gives his parental pat on the back. This must be because of the vengeance and grudge that Narendra Modi has towards Telugu Desam Party supremo Chandrababu Naidu. Jaganmohan Reddy had defeated Naidu and showed him his place, at a time when the TDP chief had greater plans of fighting against Modi at the national level with the help of other leaders. An enemy is lost in the election and the boy who defeated the enemy gives some happiness to Narendra Modi.
This happiness is seen as something good to Andhra Pradesh. The Modi government had given Rs 56,000 crore to Jagan’s government towards Polavaram Project, which did not happen during the five years of Chandrababu Naidu’s government. This amount was proposed by Chandrababu Naidu government, but finally set to be received by Jaganmohan Reddy government.
The Modi government had also given green signal to the funds for the Amaravati outer ring road and Amaravati to Ananathapur express highway. The two projects were proposed by Chandrababu Naidu government, but have become a reality in the Jaganmohan Reddy government. It all reflects the politics. The Modi government did not respond to Chandrababu Naidu on any of his requests, whether Naidu was an ally or a rival. The TDP chief was with the BJP for four years making repeated requests to the deaf ears of the Modi government. Then in the fifth year, Naidu became a foe uniting all enemies of Modi at the national level. The tough battle turned out to be one-sided in favour of Modi and Naidu had to seal his mouth.
This is somewhat turning out to be an advantage Andhra Pradesh. If Modi remains with the same soft heart towards Jaganmohan Reddy, the State is set to receive greater benefits from the Centre in the days to come.