Vijayawada: Is Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President Nara Chandrababu Naidu trying to revive his relationship with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)? This is doing the political rounds and gains credence from his recent interaction with RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat.
Hoping to firm up his battle against YSRCP, Mr Naidu has reportedly decided to extend the olive branch to BJP top bosses. It is believed that he was advice to take the Bhagwat route by his close friend Nitin Gadkari. The Union Minister has apparently suggested that Mr Naidu place a fresh policy at the doorstep of the RSS boss.
The TDP Chief has reportedly told Bhagwat that he would support the RSS in Andhra Pradesh in its bid to checkmate YSRCP-sponsored ‘Christianity’ moves in the State.
However, the 90-minute meeting between the two did not end in any concrete assurances from the RSS, according to sources in Nagpur.
Mr Naidu had highlighted the issues of non-Hindu propaganda atop the Tirumala Hills and forcible religious conversions by YSRCP associates in the State.
It seems that Bhagwat gave a patient hearing and the meeting ended with his parting shot-we will examine your proposal, as BJP at the National level is not happy with your earlier antagonism towards Narendra Modi and Amit Shah”.
It may be noted that the desperate TDP Chief has made three attempts to showcase the YSRCP government as being a threat to democracy.
In fact, he has been exerting all efforts to patch-up with BJP central leadership by seeking help from seniors like Gadkari, Prakash Javdekar and Uma Bharati.
Not to be left behind in the political one-upmanship, YSRCP Chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has reportedly taken a proactive approach towards the BJP and initiated a dialogue process with the top bosses, sources said.