While Congress response to TRS ‘s non merger announcement is ambivalent so far, BJP seems to be warming up to new partnership with the party. BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitaraman chose to be cautious with her response and said that it is the scam tainted history of UPA governance that is scaring off all its allies. She has also said that these parties are afraid of stains from Congress’s history of scams and hence are choosing to severe ties.
Though she stopped short of inviting TRS to consider an alliance with the party, she was careful enough to not hinder any such chances. Though BJP has been an active participant in Telangana movement, the party’s late image of going entirely for Seemandhra welfare, especially its central leader Venkayya Naidu’s aggressive role in Rajya Sabha, has made Telangana leadership wary of Party’s identity in the region.
Though BJP’s main leadership is in and from Telangana, its recent focus on Seemandhra may pose opposition for the party in Telangana. But the almost universally accepted probabilities of BJP forming central government may influence political decisions in the election season. TRS having almost decided for alliance with MIM to make a good show in Hyderabad will also affect any proposals to tie ups with BJP.