Counting chickens before they hatched
Concerning Chandrababu counting chickens before they hatched (June), Chandrababu Naidu is a rank opportunist changing alliances like a chameleon and the recent walk out from NDA after cosing with BJP for four years is a clear revelation that he cannot be trusted. In fact, after the exit, Naidu is groping in the dark playing cheap gim-
micks to score some points. Moreover, he always looked and worked for his own and family interests than the State. His frequent utterances that he is not after power is totally false with eye to hoodwink people.
The classic example is dethroning unceremoniously his own father-in-law and founder of Telugu Desam Party N.T. Rama
Rao in a coup like style to usurp power. Stabbing the founder of a party is unprecedented which never happened in the history of politics since independence. His frequent outbursts at Jagan Mohan Ready steeped in corruption are a fact but he has no right to point fingers. At other corrupt leaders when he himself has amassed ill-gotten wealth worth several hundreds of crores in benami names to escape been caught in the vortex of corruption.
In fact he pretends to be a strong leader with a vision but never one. To be precise, his ego stands in the way of getting benefits from the centre. Knowing that “Rome was never built in a day,” his promise to build a new capital on the lines of Singapore within a short period is only to fool people with a false hope. His demand for special category status to A.P. and harping day in day out is superfluous. Naidu’s wishful thinking that once BJP is ousted, the new government would grant SCS is only a myth, not backed by any facts. Granting SCS is done as per the constitution and not at whims of Prime Minister. All in all, as opposition in the state is gearing up to unseat Naidu by exposing his lies, false hopes, unfulfilled promises and rampant corruption prevailing at all levels in the state, it is going to be a tough battle this time. Therefore, Naidu must not only step boasting of his meager achievements but also not be under an illusion that he is indispensable.
— R. Srinivasan