There is growing suspicion and frustration within the TDP regarding the arrest of Chandrababu Naidu, and some senior leaders are beginning to express their concerns. Many in the party believe that Jagan’s actions couldn’t have been carried out without the support or at least tacit approval of the BJP leadership, including Prime Minister Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.
Former Union Minister Ashokgajapathy Raju, who served in Modi’s government from 2014 to 2018, openly accused both the YSRCP and the BJP of being involved in Chandrababu’s arrest. His statement is significant as he was once praised by Modi for his honesty and simplicity.
Another senior TDP leader, Chintakayala Ayyannapaathrudu, indirectly blamed the BJP for Chandrababu’s arrest. He questioned how such a significant decision, involving the arrest of a former Chief Minister, could have happened without the knowledge or consent of the Prime Minister and Home Minister.
Pawan Kalyan, leader of the Jana Sena party, had previously invited the BJP to join the alliance, but it appears that the TDP is not interested in forming an alliance with the BJP, given the current circumstances and the suspicions surrounding Chandrababu’s arrest.
Overall, the arrest of Chandrababu Naidu has raised questions and suspicions among TDP leaders about the involvement of the BJP in the matter, and this may have repercussions on future political alignments in the region.