The BJP, which has got just 0.93 per cent votes in the recent assembly elections, feels that the TDP has no future and that Chandrababu might not contest the 2024 elections. In addition, the grassroots level cadre is fast moving into the BJP to protect itself. So, the TDP may not be fighting fit for the next elections. Hence, the party might accept the offer and merge into the BJP. Hence, the BJP has repeatedly said that there was no question of re-admitting the TDP into the NDA. Instead, it can merge itself into the BJP.
Many see this as a mind game by the BJP to force key leaders of the TDP to join the BJP. Already, many second and third level leaders see no future for the TDP in the next elections. Given this situation, the BJP feels that it would stand to gain if the leaders and cadres join the party making TDP all the more weak. In case the whole party merges, it is like hitting a jackpot as all the anti-incumbency votes will fall into its kitty.