It looks almost certain that Janasena will sail with TDP in the coming elections. Yesterday’s meeting of Pawan Kalyan and Chandrababu Naidu almost confirmed that.
That leaves BJP in a lurch that is trying to grow as a third alternative in the state with the strength of Janasena.
Both Naidu and Pawan Kalyan say they respect Modi but express displeasure about how the BJP is handling Jagan Government in Andhra Pradesh.
The indications are clear they need to choose between going alone or joining the alliance of TDP and Janasena. If BJP chooses to go alone, it means there will be a public perception that it has sided with YSR Congress.
After the Special Status issue, BJP can not take another such blame which may jeopardize its future in Andhra Pradesh.
And in a triangular fight, BJP will be reduced to another Lilliput which means another embarrassment. YCP obviously will not ally with BJP for minority votes.
If the party agrees to the alliance, it will only get to contest in very limited seats. So, things looking extremely dark for BJP right now.
BJP High Command is trying to convince Pawan Kalyan somehow to drop the idea. Pawan Kalyan is likely to go to Delhi in a day or two.