Vastavam web: Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale invited Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy to join National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and to become the next Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
Termed the decision of Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu to quit NDA as “hasty”, for which he would pay the price in the 2019 elections, Mr Athawale also made an appeal to him to return to the NDA for the development of Andhra Pradesh. He added, YSRCP and BJP combination would do well in the upcoming elections. The union minister also promised to speak to PM Narendra Modi for Andhra Pradesh’s special status if YSR joins NDA. I will also speak to PM Narendra Modi and Amit Shah about special status for Andhra Pradesh.”
Reacting to Athawale’s invitation to Jaganmohan Reddy, state minister Nara Lokesh said, “Athawale’s comment about Jagan joining NDA is a trailer before the final film on the unholy alliance between YSRCP and BJP hits the theatres. People are no fools to sit quiet and watch Jagan placing Telugu pride on the feet of BJP bosses. They will flop the film in 2019!”