TRS, BJP: With both the parties in power hitting the roads in protest against each other, the other party, Congress has turned into mute spectator. In fact it took over a week for Congress and its leaders to react to the situations and happening in the state of Telangana. Both Telangana Rastra Samiti (TRS) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) aggressively dominating the political scenario, the Telangana Congress has been disowned by its people.
We are witnessing an interesting and never-before experienced situation wherein the parties in power are protesting against each other for a cause. In the process politics has won and the cause has been taken for granted!
Blaming each other the people in power have organised dharnas in the state over the last one week. Both are exhibiting their political muscle. Are they serious about solving the problem of the farmers? “It was just a political gimmick played by both the parties. If people believe them, especially farmers, they will be left in the lurch. They are trying to gain political mileage and least bothered about the lives of the farmers,” a senior journalist in Hyderabad said.
“It is the Union government and the state government which should be purchasing paddy from the farmers. Instead they are staging dharnas accusing each other of leaving farmers in a lurch. Both the parties are playing a political drama by staging dharnas over paddy procurement,” senior Congress leader of the state Bhatti Vikramarka said.
Having left behind in the political game, Congress too has now entered the fray and started tal;king about paddy procurement. Demanding the state and the Union governments to procure paddy produced in Telangana, the state unit of Congress party staged a demonstration from Public Gardens to Agriculture Commissioner office, Nampally today.
TPCC vice president Mallu Ravi found fault with Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao for participating in the dharna at Indira Park. Instead, “the Chief Minister should stage protests at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi against the BJP Government and prove his commitment towards farmers welfare”, he demanded.
Whatever be the reasons and affiliations, the political scene in Telangana has heated up much before the arrival of assembly elections. Looks like the battle for power will further intensify in the days to come!