In a surprising development following the exit polls predicting a sweep by the YSR Congress in Andhra Pradesh, the Congress is trying to forge an alliance with the YSRCP, because the Grand Old Party of India believes that there would be a fractured verdict, irrespective of the predictions in the exit polls.
The Congress leaders are trying to garner the support of non-NDA parties in all the states and as part of it, they are trying to pull in the YSR Congress also into the Congress-led alliance, as exit polls predicted that the YSRC would win a majority number of sets both in the Assembly and Parliament elections.
According to sources, a Congress leader has already called the YSRCP chief and sought his support to the non-NDA alliance. Further, it is learnt that Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar too called him and urged him to extend support to the coalition government. Jaganmohan Reddy reportedly has remained neutral to the appeal and said that he would take a decision on the issue only after the poll results would be declared on May 23.