Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has been branded as Shani ( Catastrophe) to Andhra Pradesh and Telugu Desam Party's partners in the elections.
Soon after he assumed the CM office, Andhra Pradesh was devastated by cyclones. Hudud cyclone wrecked havoc the port city of Visakhapatnam which was still struggling hard to limping back normalcy. The fresh natural calamity in Ontimitta during Chandrababu visit affirmed the public talk that the TDP Chief is a strong 'iron leg'.
The alliances entered with other parties by TDP pushed the partners into political crisis. Left parties lost its political existence after Chandrababu sought their cooperation in running his government in 1995. He usurped power from his father in law through back stabbing politics.
In 1999 elections, TDP joined hands with BJP and encashed Vajpayee charishma and Kargil war sentiment. After pulled out of the NDA over Godra incident, the BJP lost power in 2004 elections.
Before 2014 elections, Chandrababu colluded with the then ruling Congress and sent YSR Congress Party President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to jail by foisting cases against him. The Congress could not get even main opposition status in the last elections.
The fresh snapping of ties with the ruling BJP at the centre gave clear indication that TDP will play spoilsport in 2019 elections. Considering the previous experiences, the BJP leaders are scared that they may draw bitter results in next elections.