The no-confidence motion and the defeat exposed the chinks in the mahaghatbandhan of the opposition parties to take on the BJP in the coming elections. The plan of the TDP boomeranged. Political pundits say that the move by the TDP supremo was miscalculated.
As a matter of fact, it was a foregone conclusion that the no-confidence motion would fail, yet the AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu took the risk. Was it worthwhile is a question. Many say that it was a humiliating defeat for a known strategist and a strong binding force to unite the opposition forces, especially the regional parties, for the ensuing 2019 elections.
Galla Jayadev presented a detailed report with facts and figures how Andhra Pradesh was “left in the lurch” for denying its the much promised financial assistance and other incentives. What undermined his efforts to nail Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “betraying” the people of AP by not keeping up his promise.
In spite of the virulent attack, Modi had the last laugh. Many questioned the need to go on an all-out attack with the elections just a year away.
The Modi government sailed through comfortably in the Lok Sabha when the motion tabled by TDP was put to vote by a margin of 325 to 126 of the opposition combined. As a result, TDP President and AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu suffered a humiliating defeat of being a great strategist and a strong binding force to unite the opposition forces, especially the regional parties, for the ensuing 2019 elections.
The TDP also antagonized the Congress party by repeatedly holding it responsible for bifurcating the undivided Andhra Pradesh “undemocratically, unscientifically, arbitrarily” etc. This despite the fact that the party had reached the Congress leadership seeking support for the no-confidence motion. Another big jolt for Chandrababu Naidu was the Prime Minister appreciating the TRS and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao for concentrating on the development of the new state of Telangana post bifurcation, unlike Chandrababu Naidu who was more interested in political gains.