Chandrababu Naidu emerges as NDA’s standby PM candidate

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    Chandrababu Naidu emerges as NDA’s standby PM candidate - The Times of India
    BV Shiva Shankar,TNN | Feb 5, 2014, 02.00 AM IST

    HYDERABAD: In an unexpected development that is raising eyebrows, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandrababu Naidu is emerging as the NDA's consensus candidate as Prime Minister in the event of the BJP failing to get more than 200 parliamentary seats on its own, revealed top leaders privy to the development.

    Leaders said along with a formal pre-poll alliance between BJP and TDP, the formal announcement on Naidu emerging as the dark horse will come after Parliament session ends. With more than 200 seats on its own Narendra Modi will be the clear PM favorite. "It would be difficult for us to see Modi at the helm in case we fail to cross the 200 mark. While we are hopeful of getting more than 200 seats, it is practical to have plan B and leaders like Chandrababu Naidu would be the natural choice, going by his acceptance," said a top BJP leader who commented that he would be expelled by his party if he is named.

    Naidu is likely to contest the parliamentary polls either from Malkajgiri in Ranga Reddy district or Hindupur in Anantapur district.

    "It is for sure that Chandrababu Naidu is going to play a pivotal role in government formation at the Centre. And we are not denying the fact that he is the prime ministerial candidate. As the dynamics of the pre-poll coalition are being worked out, Naidu rightfully tops the list of consensus candidates for the PM post," said senior TDP legislator A Revanth Reddy.

    While he himself is among the aspirants to run for the Lok Sabha from Malkajgiri, Revanth Reddy said he would work for Naidu in the constituency if he prefers to contest from that constituency."As it is likely that Naidu would contest from Malkajgiri, I will be one of his campaign managers," added Revanth Reddy.BJP leaders said it was important that Naidu be on their side in the post-poll scenario while the party faces an uphill task to win over the coalition partners with Narendra Modi being the prime ministerial nominee.

    Veteran BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu told TOI that the coalition scenario would get clearer once there was clarity on Telangana, which he expects after the Parliament session ends. "We are waiting for the Telangana issue to be settled before going for the formalities of the coalition. Andhra Pradesh is one of the most important states for us because we have strong old partners here," said Venkaiah Naidu.BJP insiders said internal political dynamics in the party was also aimed at reining in Modi. They said Naidu's prime ministerial candidature was strongly being projected by the camps opposed to the Gujarat chief minister. They said leaders including L K Advani, Sushma Swaraj, and Arun Jaitley are in touch with Naidu.

    As Naidu called on Advani and Sushma in Delhi on Tuesday, the BJP leaders said there was more to the meeting as it is being perceived as the TDP leader's bid to stop the Congress from going ahead with the bifurcation of AP for its political gains. .Sources said Naidu was in touch with the JD(U), which is vehemently opposing Modi as prime minister

    Going by the positive response he was getting, the BJP leaders said Naidu would prove a good leader to rope in the coalition partners in the post-poll scenario.As united AP has 42 seats, the TDP is hopeful of emerging the single largest party in Seemandhra, which sends 25 MPs to the Lok Sabha. The party is pinning its hope on Chandrabau Naidu who is claiming to have turned the tide on the division issue by convincing the BJP not to support the Telangana Bill in its present form.
     
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    I would have preferred Nitish Kumar over this guy. But since the JD(U) bitterly broke up with the BJP, I don't think it is possible.
     
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    Modi already stated in his Hyderabad rally that he will not take support from any party that's opposed to the creation of Telangana. That disqualifies TDP.
     
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    http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...meets-mamata/article5673361.ece?homepage=true

    Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu met Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata on Monday to discuss the formation of a federal front ahead of the Lok Sabha poll.

    “Discussions are on with different political parties on the formation of the federal front,” Mr. Naidu told reporters after the meeting.

    The TDP chief, who met Ms. Banerjee at the new state secretariat ‘Nabanna’, described the meeting as ‘positive’ and expressed optimism about the federal front securing required number to form the government after the general election.

    Mr. Naidu, however, did not clarify who would be the constituents of the federal front.

    Asked to comment on Telangana, he said TDP was opposed to it.

    Ms. Banerjee had given a call to all non-Congress and non-BJP regional parties to come together and form a federal front before the Lok Sabha polls.

    Mr. Naidu’s meeting with her took place on a day when Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar and the Left leadership had a breakfast meeting with other leaders in Delhi to discuss the formation of a non-Congress, non-BJP formation for the next Lok Sabha polls.

    The informal meeting took place at the residence of JD(S) chief H D Deve Gowda in which it was decided that leaders of 11 non-Congress and non-BJP parties, who recently came together in Parliament, will hold a formal meeting after the extended winter session was over to give concrete shape to the ‘third force’.
     
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    Anything can happen!

    Jagan or tdp-both want bjp! Bjp's choice!

    Sources in both the Telugu Desam and the BJP have confirmed that the basic contours of an alliance are in place. At a crucial meeting at Gujarat Bhavan in New Delhi last week, TDP supremo Naidu laid out before Narendra Modi the roadmap for alliance to win 30 Lok Sabha seats from Andhra Pradesh. While that may seem like painting a very rosy picture of the situation on the ground, political analysts believe Naidu is more desperate than Modi to seal the alliance.
    Modi, Naidu planning alliance in Andhra Pradesh? : South, News - India Today
     
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    Well, if Naidu manages et all to become the PM in this round of elections, I'll be damned. IMO he is suffering from the 'Jagan syndrome'.
     
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    Seriously Even durning NDA time bjp had seats less then 200 even then BJP got PM seat

    so why not this time

    It`s all depends upon how meany seats BJP gets if gets between 180 to 200+ bjp would get pmship

    Less then 180 its third front
     
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    TDP rethinks alliance with BJP - The Hindu

    Feeling let down by BJP’s firm stand on separate Telangana despite the ruckus in Parliament on Thursday, Telugu Desam leadership is having second thoughts over taking forward its relationship with the saffron party.

    Telugu Desam president N. Chandrababu Naidu spent much of his four-day stay in Delhi meeting the top leaders of BJP -- L. K. Advani, Sushma Swaraj, Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley -- and convincing them to toe his party’s line of “equal justice” to people of Telangana and Seemandhra. TDP sources said he made this as a condition for a possible alliance in the coming general elections arguing that it would be win-win situation for both parties in the two regions. After Thursday’s episode in Parliament and pressure mounting from party’s leadership in Telangana, the BJP appeared to be caught in a dilemma.

    Mr. Singh, Ms. Sushma Swaraj and Mr. Jaitley told a delegation of BJP leaders on Friday that there was no change in the party’s stand on Telangana and that it was only opposing the way the Congress was going about dividing the State without building consensus. This appears to have upset the TDP leadership’s political calculations.

    It is believed to be worried that if it goes with the BJP now it may have negative impact in Seemandhra region.

    At the same meeting the State BJP president, G. Kishan Reddy, drove home the point that the top leaders’ statements were causing confusion and that they need to clarify the party’s position.
    Kishan Reddy’s take

    Mr. Reddy told The Hindu later that Ms. Sushma Swaraj had told him that she was only opposed to the way the Bill was introduced and not to separate Telangana.

    Asked whether BJP would go back on Telangana if its amendments on Seemandhra’s interests were not conceded, Mr. Reddy said his party’s national leaders had made it amply clear about its support to the Bill even if the amendments were not carried, as it had happened in the case of other Bills including the one on Food Security. It would bring in the amendments once it came to power, he said quoting Ms. Swaraj.
     

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