The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today said Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s efforts to forge a ‘non-Congress, non-BJP’ front is a “knee-jerk” reaction to poll results in the three north-eastern states. KCR’s efforts will not pose a political challenge to the party or the NDA, BJP said.
BJP spokesperson G V L Narasimha Rao claimed his party getting a “massive mandate” in Tripura and forming the government there and in Meghalaya and Nagaland, has created a panic in many political parties about his party’s continued growth.
He said , “The BJP has expanded from five states in power in 2014 to 21 states now, this continued journey is likely to gobble up or is likely to threaten their (many other parties’) own existence. So, it’s more like a panic-stricken party’s call for survival rather than posing a political challenge to the BJP or the NDA.”