Hyderabad: As the Assembly Elections are due to be held in Andhra Pradesh in April or May 2019 to constitute the fifteenth Legislative Assembly, the Telangana Rashtra Samiti leadership has decided to extend support to the main opposition party in AP, the YSR Congress.
After consulting with a cross-section of people from Andhra Pradesh and also collecting inputs from other sources, the party leadership has decided to hold talks with YSRC president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy for the proposed Federal Front at the national level.
Earlier Telugu Desam leaders in Andhra Pradesh accused YSRC chief of sacrificing Andhra pride before Telangana state Chief Minister K soon after YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy and TRS working president K.T. Rama Rao met at Lotus Pond on January 16.
Andhra Pradesh Leader of Opposition Jagan Mohan Reddy had earlier said that he will support the alliance that approves the Special Category Status for Andhra Pradesh.
Leaders of TRS claim that Mr Rama Rao appeals to AP citizens and that in the 2018 Assembly elections, he and his father conveyed their affection for AP citizens, which is why the TRS won in many Hyderabad constituencies where people of Andhra Pradesh are greater in number.
Mr Rama Rao has become a bridge between people of AP and the TRS. Hence, it makes sense for the Chief Minister to make an alliance with Jagan Mohan Reddy.