Electoral alliance between the BJP and the TDP in both Telangana and Seemandhra regions is almost certain. This message was reportedly conveyed to a senior State BJP leader by Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitely during the visit to the city here on Tuesday. BJP national president Rajnath Singh, senior leader and MP Prakash Javadekar, and Mr. Jaitley were felicitated by Telangana BJP leaders at a thanksgiving public meeting for their support for creation of Telangana.

According to sources, Mr. Jaitley wanted the senior State party functionary to convey the message and prepare the mindset of the leaders and the cadre in this regard. Meanwhile, TDP Rajya Sabha member Y. Satyanarayana Chowdhary met Mr. Jaitley and reportedly wanted the alliance to be in place for the local bodies elections scheduled before the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections. Earlier, in a brief chat with reporters soon after his arrival at the Begumpet airport, Mr. Rajnath Singh did not rule out the possibility of having an alliance with TDP.