According to Prof K Nageshwar, TDP national president N Chandrababu Naidu broke alliance with the BJP for various reasons. The first and foremost reason is anti-incumbency towards the TDP government. Other reasons are minorities being against the TDP because of BJP national leaders’ anti-Muslim statements and the strong sentiment of people towards Special Category Status. Nageshwar opined that Chandrababu will highlight his government's success in the 2019 elections and blame BJP for failures. In a national conclave, Union Minister Piyush Goel said that Chandrababu left NDA due to political reasons.