Risky game

The relation between BJP and its allies seems to be deteriorating. Shiv Sena, once the most trusted ally of BJP has already declared that it is ready to walk out of alliance and choose its own destiny. Sena has been continuously attacking BJP on various issues and often complaints about lack of respect towards it. Other allies like JD (U), Akali Dal have also been complaining about lack of respect for the allies from saffron party. Telugu Desam Party (TDP), another ally of BJP is also miffed with it for failing to give special category status to Andhra Pradesh.
Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Minister of State for Science and Technology Y S Chowdary, the two representatives of TDP in union government have resigned from their respective post. Last night, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu announced that his party has decided to pull out his two Ministers from the Central government. Mr Naidu alleged that BJP government has failed to fulfill the promise made to grant special category status to Andhra Pradesh. Mr Naidu and his party members have alleged BJP of betrayal. In the run up to 2019 general election, several allies are looking to end partnership with BJP over various issues. Though saffron party is winning election after election and at present do not seem to be in need of alliance, the situation may change quickly. Indian politics is extremely unpredictable and if BJP fails to win majority in 2019, it might need the support of allies. Therefore it is playing extremely risky game by alienating its allies. It might come back to haunt them in future.