Chan­drababu Naidu count­ing chick­ens be­fore they hatched

Alive - - Contents - Play­ing on Tel­ugu pride. ■ by CK Subra­ma­niam

Chan­drababu Naidu is an op­por­tunist and backed out of BJP in a hasty de­ci­sion and now feel­ing his mis­take. If his state needs fi­nan­cial help only BJP Gov­ern­ment can help out the cause. Af­ter the an­gry exit, Andhra CM is try­ing to eke out cheap pol­i­tics by say­ing that BJP wants tainted al­lies. Chan­drababu Naidu is looked for his per­sonal ben­e­fits in the past also and he even dethroned his own fa­ther in-law NT Rama Rao to usurp power. He had a bad track record to let down its coali­tion part­ners in the past. This is the sec­ond big move made by the TDP af­ter pulling out its two Min­is­ters from the NDA gov­ern­ment. As YSR has not with­drawn sup­port to NDA, Chan­drababu Naidu is talk­ing ill about YSR and BJP re­la­tion­ship.

CM's ver­sion that BJP is de­fam­ing him is mean­ing­less. He is de­fam­ing him­self with his U-turns. He never tried to be strong in get­ting spe­cial sta­tus for Andhra Pradesh. He meekly sur­ren­dered to the spe­cial pack­age and tried his best to con­vince the peo­ple say­ing that there is noth­ing spe­cial in the spe­cial sta­tus. When he was crit­i­cised by the op­po­si­tion par­ties and ex­perts, he started to change his stand. The ac­cep­tance of his min­is­ters’ res­ig­na­tion shocked him fur­ther. And his com­ing out of the al­liance was not stopped by the BJP. More­over the BJP lead­ers started rais­ing their voice against him and de­manded a White Pa­per on the Cen­tre's aid. This suf­fo­cated our CM and makes him now find fault with the BJP ruled cen­tral gov­ern­ment.

Chan­drababu Naidu has re­alised that he has gone into pre­ma­ture mis­ad­ven­ture with his re­cent se­ries of ac­tions. His first trick of Min­is­ters' res­ig­na­tion mis­fired with no relief since it was promptly ac­cepted. He then went into with­drawal from NDA as the next step to save some face but this did not get any sym­pa­thy ei­ther from Andhra peo­ple or the cen­tral gov­ern­ment. Now his talk is show­ing signs of fail­ure and frus­tra­tion.

Smaller par­ties

All the re­gional par­ties across In­dia have pri­or­ies, which are mostly re­gional and self­ish and do not au­gur well for in na­tional in­ter­est. Even Naidu has such am­bi­tions and wants

All the re­gional par­ties across In­dia have pri­or­ies, which are mostly re­gional and self­ish and do not au­gur well for in na­tional in­ter­est. Even Naidu has such am­bi­tions and wants to build a huge cap­i­tal for the new state when he knows they can­not af­ford such a mas­sive struc­ture right now. He wants to show on pa­per only the de­vel­op­men­tal ac­tiv­i­ties but not prac­ti­cally.

to build a huge cap­i­tal for the new state when he knows they can­not af­ford such a mas­sive struc­ture right now. He wants to show on pa­per only the de­vel­op­men­tal ac­tiv­i­ties but not prac­ti­cally. The po­lit­i­cal par­ties want to di­vide the coun­try on the ba­sis of caste, creed and re­li­gion and so on but never ever want to build a strong

In­dia. Only talk of strong na­tion but the ac­tion is to di­vide In­dia on any ba­sis that suits them in favour.

But po­lit­i­cally things are dif­fer­ent and have wors­ened. Ev­ery leader of stand­ing wants his acolytes and MLA sup­port­ers to con­tinue to be sat­is­fied and this needs ever in­creas­ing grants and elec­toral funds. As de­vel­op­ment goes on dif­fer­ent prob­lems, in de­gree as well as kind will emerge need­ing an ever imag­i­na­tive ap­proach. Even in case of in­di­vid­ual de­vel­op­ment this holds at dif­fer­ent lev­els and cir­cum­stances ap­proach will have to be dif­fer­ent re­gard­ing skills. Naidu has to be out of NDA on ac­count of po­lit­i­cal com­pul­sions and not on ac­count of any prin­ci­ples or ethics.

From friend to foe

The ver­bal spats be­tween the TDP chief and the BJP is con­tin­ued. “The Congress that di­vided the State of Andhra Pradesh un­demo­crat­i­cally, with the same Congress, Naidu is join­ing hands now. What he is try­ing to con­vey to the peo­ple of AP?” BJP Andhra Pradesh unit tweeted. The party also said that BS Yed­dyu­rappa stood by TDP founder NT Rama Rao when the Congress gov­ern­ment at the Cen­tre un­demo­crat­i­cally re­moved him as Chief Min­is­ter of AP and the same TDP is now cam­paign­ing against Yed­dyu­rappa in Kar­nataka polls and sup­port­ing the Congress.

Chan­drababu Naidu goes to ex­treme in com­ments and he knows well that the spe­cial cat­e­gory can­not be given to each state on some fic­ti­tious ground and treat all equally and pro­vide help when and where it is re­quired ex­tra due to poverty or de­prived groups in large num­bers. States like Jhark­hand is man­ag­ing with their own re­sources and never re­quested for fi­nan­cial help. The Dumka trea­sury was rich enough to loot by ex-Chief Min­is­ter Lalu Prasad Ya­dav who was sen­tenced to 14 years in jail by a spe­cial CBI court in Ranchi. States are self suf­fi­cient and it is time to make it up within the avail­able re­sources rather than beg­ging for funds all the time. Andhra CM is try­ing to count chick­ens be­fore they were ac­tu­ally hatched.

A meet­ing be­tween the Prime Min­is­ter and Andhra Pradesh Chief Min­is­ter.

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