KAKINADA: An unwritten electoral alliance has been taking shape among three opposition parties Telugu Desam, Jana Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party in several areas of East Godavari district.
Polls to gram panchayats are being officially held on non-party basis. But village-level leaders of all political parties are testing their strength by contesting these elections. Though district leaders of respective parties are denying any alliance, they have directed their local cadre to forge tacit understanding over contesting panchayat elections in the district.
“Our prime aim is to teach a fitting lesson to autocratic YSR Congress by putting up a combined fight wherever possible,” a former minister and senior TD leader underlined.
Such tacit understanding could be seen on the first day of filing nominations on Friday in several villages. While TD stayed away from contest in certain villages, where BJP-Jana Sena candidates are strong, the latter reciprocated the gesture at…