Making the announcement, Pradeep Rao said no party was sincerely working for achieving Telangana state. He said he would try to bring all the parties working for Telangina under one umbrella.
It may be mentioned here that Pradeep Rao had hobnobbed with the YSR Congress of the Kadapa MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy. It was said at one time that he would join that party. But he has not joined the party, as Jagan had not made his party give a firm commitment on the statehood issue in the all-party meeting held at New Delhi on December 28.
Now Pradeep Rao’s announcement is seen as the tactic of Jagan to float a Telangana party that would have an alliance with his YSR Congress. As Jagan cannot have a tie up with TRS or BJP, he got this new party floated, say sources.
If this party establishes credibility in the Telangana region, Jagan could have electoral alliance with it. The new party could use Jagan’s goodwill and Jagan also could present himself as a pro-Telangana force because of his alliance with the new party.
While Jagan would have to be a minor partner if he joins hands with TRS, he would be a major partner if he joins hands with Pradeep Rao’s party.