The fight between ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) and opposition party Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has taken an ugly with one side attacking the other, be is cuss words or physical attacks, the complete episode has marked a new low in the political history of Andhra Pradesh. Unfortunately, neither parties have expressed unhappiness about the happenings, in turn are continuing the blame game!
The on-going fight between YSRCP and TDP is nothing new to the people of AP, but cuss words that the leaders exchange and followed by attack on the offices as well as residences of party leaders is something that is making people hate the state politics. Unfortunately, there seems to be no censor for the cuss words uttered by the leaders and these are being telecasted by the media unabated.
YSRCP leaders, as expected, have laid the complete blame for the present situation on TDP and its leader N Chandrababu Naidu. They claim that the TDP was unable to bear the successful governance of YS Jaganmohan Reddy and “hence were trying to hamper peace and harmony in the state.” It is being said that the TDP was bent upon stopping the welfare activities taken up by the government.
On the other hand, the TDP leader Chandrababu Naidu raised his voice against the government and ruling party saying that over the last two and half years, their party, its workers and leaders were constantly being attacked and “the police was not ready to take action on even a single incident.” He said that the party leaders had reached the boiling point and soon things might burst out badly. Though he warned the ruling party, Chandrababu Naidu never condemned the cuss words uttered by his party leader.
Though the blame game continues, it is time for YSRCP and its chief Jagan to review the situation and understand the ground realities. It is known fact that there is not smoke without fire. The government should come out of the narrow mind-set and accept voice of dissent because only such voices point out the working realities of any government. “If criticising the government is a crime, then there is no sense is naming that we have a democratically elected government. The government should accept criticism and reply suitably. If they good things to prove, they can; if there is scope for improvement they should consider,” said veteran journalist from Vijayawada.
With the leaders from the ruling YSRCP unable to bear the criticism against their government and Chief Minister Jagan, they have retreated to physical attacks on the opposition parties’ leaders, their offices and houses. What is appalling is the fact that Jagan has not commented on the issue. This in fact seems to be a nod given to YSRCP cadre to attack opposition parties!
Despite all the efforts, battle continues and the state will witness more of violent politics in the coming years!