Jana Sena Party (JSP) president Pawan Kalyan announced that his party had left the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
According to a report by IndiaTV, Kalyan said, "The TDP is a strong party and Andhra Pradesh needs Telugu Desam Party's governance for the development of the state. Today, TDP is struggling and we will support them. TDP needs Jana Sainik's support in this situation. If TDP and Jana Sena join hands, the YSRCP government will be submerged in the state."
The JSP's decision comes days after Kalyan announced that his party would contest the upcoming elections with former chief minister Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and he hoped that the BJP would join their alliance.
Naidu is currently in jail after being arrested for his alleged role in the skill development scam.
Kalyan is known to have advocated for a three-party alliance of the BJP, TDP and the JSP in order to put up a united front against the ruling YSRCP.
The BJP had however not made its decision on allowing the re-entry of the TDP in the NDA. The TDP had left the NDA in 2018 over the issue of special status to Andhra Pradesh.
The JSP has also planned to contest 32 seats in the Telangana Assembly polls.
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