Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Jai Andhra Jai Telangana Jai Ho

At a time when the ruling Congress Party in AP is saddled with issues like re-elections in Telangana, Odarpu Yathras being carried out state-wide by YSR's heir (not only for properties but power too) and the persisting problem of separate Telangana issue for over years, Chandra Babu Naidu has showed his political shrewedness to one and all. 

KCR must be scratching his head while wondering the one-upmanship of Naidu.  If only he had undertaken his fasts, pada yatras and fight for getting irrigation facilities to the draught prone, poor, under-developed Telangana districts, he would have been revered by the people.  He didn't.  He was always wanting separate state, mainly with an eye on CM's gaddi in the divided state.  Babu played his cards very intelligently to hit at both Congress, TRS, PRP, Lok Satta, BJP and Communists by venturing a visit with his partymen to see Babhli Dam in dispute with neighbour Maharashtra. 

On the other hand, Jaganmohan Reddy is going round the state (including Telangana) to pacify (Odarpu) those families who have lost their kins on hearing the shocking news of death of YSR in an heli-crash.  Its over seven months that he is going round people in the name of YSR's birth anniversary, the hidden agenda being show of strength to the Centre / Congress High Command about his stake for CM Gaddi.  Others like PRP Chief Chiranjeevi, Lok Satta's Jayaprakash Narain, BJP's Bandaru Dattatreya or Venkaiah Naidu, et al were all given a surprise by Naidu and TDP members.  Let us wait and see what is in store for AP?

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