Now, Sonia Gandhi has directly stepped in to bring the non-BJP parties together. She has written to the non-BJP parties, including the TRS, YSRCP and the Biju Janata Dal that they should meet on May 23, the day the seven-phase polling results would be out to chalk out future course of action. She has personally written to these leaders and asked them to attend a meeting of ‘like-minded’ parties on May 23.
What does this mean? This only means that Chandrababu Naidu is no longer the ambassador of the Congress Party. The Congress Party feels that he may not be able to attract various parties and has herself began talking to them. Sources say she has stepped in after she realised that various are taking Chandrababu Naidu’s attempts with a pinch of salt.
Hence, Sonia has stepped in herself. But, who will and who will not attend will be decided by the results of the elections. If the BJP performs really well and gets a majority on its own, then the meeting would be redundant. In the event of the BJP falling short of majority, the role of parties like the YSRCP and the BJD will become very crucial.