Andhra Jyothi To Support BJP Now?

Andhra Jyothi To Support BJP Now?

Looks like, BJP has intensified its efforts to expand its base in Telangana and  Andhra Pradesh. While it is strengthening the party by joining more leaders from Telugu states into its fold, the Lotus Party is reaching out to vernacular media to make in roads into masses.

In a fresh development, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has met ABN Andhra Jyothi MD Vemuri Radha Krishna as part of the party's Sampark Abhiyan and explained RK about the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A and the steps taken to develop Kashmir. Accompanying the Union Petrol & Natural Gas Minister were along with state unit president Laxman, MLC Ramchander Rao and ex MLA Chintala Ramachandra Reddy who met RK at his residence.

While Andhra Jyothi and Radha Krishna had been highly critical of Modi, Amit Shah and BJP, the senior members of the party including Union Minister meeting RK come as a surprise for many including BJP netas. Now, this has triggered speculations that the media house could actually soften its stand on BJP and may support the party in coming days.

Meanwhile, this has added fuel to the ongoing speculations that TDP and BJP are likely to forge alliance in the next general elections in Telugu states. There have been speculations that Naidu has patched up with Modi, post general election 2019 and sent his loyalists YS Chowdary and CM Ramesh into BJP. And with BJP netas meeting Radha Krishna, an open supporter of TDP, the speculations have just doubled.

With the backing of BJP, ABN Andhra Jyothi may take on both TRS government and YSRCP government in the Telugu states respectively. How far the BJP takes the advantage out of it needs to be seen in the coming days. Will KCR try to impress ABN RK and win back his old friend? What about Jagan and his stand on ABN?