If Karnataka does not favor the BJP in a big way, as is very likely, then there will be a huge churn at the national level, with the Congress party trying to garner new allies. At least some of these leaders may not favor a grand alliance, given the inherent contradictions between people of such diverse cultural backgrounds.
Yet, KCR has done the right at the right time. Chandrababu Naidu is on a totally different wicket. He has rightly pointed out the double games played out by the BJP. There will always be a "we Vs they" divide which will be milked by him to the maximum extent.
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
Coming to Naidu he always says that he is not interested in the country politics and he wanted to remain in the state.
Any party directly or indirectly keeps its own survivial in mind and start chosing friends and making enemies at a given point of time.
BJP has kept channels of communication open with JD(S) in Karnataka, the PM praised Mr. DeveGowda as a respected leader known for his good governance etc.
Chandra Babu Naidu stood his ground and broke off with BJP. Now KCR is trying to keep the various party communication lines open by meeting them and having a good relationship. When it actually comes to the crunch time, then all these efforts will pay dividend.
There is no bar to wish or dream and hope for a position. Hence we cannot blame KCR in this.
There is a saying in Malayalam that 'Grahana samayaththu njanjoolinum vishamundu"-(During eclipse even an earthworm can be venomous).
We can modify this saying and rephrase as 'during election times every leader is important and multi potential'.
We have still a long way to go till we caste our votes for the coming general election during next year. This could be the close fight or possible the whitewash of the Congress party. The alliance of the left parties are weak from within that no one in those are flexible enough to keep the coordination. Anyhow the time will tell the final outcome.