After the uttering of cuss words by Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader Pattabhi against Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, the ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) attacked TDP offices and the houses of its leaders in Andhra Pradesh. Though these events marked the fall of political stature of parties, both the parties are into blame game rather trying to resolve the issue. This in fact has further worsened the situation in the state.
TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu made huge hue and cry about the fact that his party leaders and workers are being physically attacked. But unfortunately he never uttered a word against his party men to maintain restraint and stop abusing the CM. On ther other hand, Chandrbabu Naidu went on to address letter to President of India asking him to impose President’s rule in state for lack of law and order.
As if these were not enough, Chandrababu Naidu resorted to his favourite political gimmick called sit-in protest or deeksha. This time he had called for a 36-hour Dharma Deeksha against “the unlawful rule of YSRCP in the state.” But unfortunately for the opposition leader, there seems to be no takers for his deeksha. In fact his party leaders are staying away from the protest which will end this evening.
But why are people not taking Chandrababu Naidu’s protests? Simple, the TDP supremo has used or could be call it abused sit-in protests so many times that people are terming it yet another act of gimmickry. The problem is that none of his earlier deekshas have evoked any response from the state or centre. All the protests have failed to create any kind of impact on TDP party workers, leave along the general public.
Starting from 2018, the opposition leader’s protest have not yielded any positive response. Chandrababu Naidu sat on Dharma Porata Deeksha in New Delhi against Narendra Modi government for not allotting special category Status for AP. It was just a show that was put up to attract non-BJP parties in New Delhi, but fell short of doing anything for the state.
Later after losing power, Chandrababu Naidu started his deeekshas against Jagan government. In 2019 he sat in protest against sand not being available in the state. Earlier he sat on deeksha demanding filling of government vacancies and also demanding distribution of money to the white card holders who faced severe crisis due Covid-19 lockdown.
Though he successfully starts the protests, they fizzle out within few hours and the impact of the said protest will vain out. It is time, after experiencing very bad response this time, Chandrababu Naidu devices new strategy with all the 40 plus years of political experience!