The story of two cats fighting for bread while a monkey makes merry and walks out with food is a popular Panchatantra story, but it seems to be reality in Andhra Pradesh. Thanks to the fight between ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) and Telugu Desam Party (TDP), it looks the advantage is for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which is trying to ley its feet in the state. Both the leading parties have proved that other motives and political gain is more important to them than people’s interest!
It is very evident when we look at the recent happenings. Cuss words by one followed by physical attacks by another. Unfortunately, the leaders of both parties were more interested in blaming the other than trying to bring restraint within their party workers. This silence or can we call it support to the attacks from the leaders has only encouraged and raged the cadre to attack against each other.
Though people are seriously following the developments, they are still not aware that all these political attacks were only leading to make general public the casualty. Interestingly, there is caste angle added to this fight as well. We have seen people from other castes getting messages in their WhatsApp groups asking them to just wait and watch and not make any statements on the on-going political battle in the state.
With vandalism ruling the state and no control over the people speaking abusive language against the people in power, it seems the Union government is following the events very seriously. Moreover the opposition party leader N Chandrababu Naidu has written to President of India Ramnath Kovid to consider implementing President’s Rule in AP, if the vandalism continues unabated, this could one option to look at, says political analysts in Hyderabad.
Meanwhile BJP seems to be making inroads in the state with their alliance with film star-turned-politician and founder of Jana Sena Party (JSP) Pawan Kalyan at the helm of affairs, the youth and BJP supporters have indirectly expressed their dissatisfaction over the on-going political vandalism involving YSRCP and TDP workers.
The ruling and opposition parties seem to have given ample opportunity for BJP to show that they are in AP to bring change in political climate and will lead the state with better governance as well as law and order. If BJP misses out on making positive comments for the people out of the political ruckus in the state, then it is sure that the party is not interested to make any kind of indent into the state political scenario!