Dividing the Discontent, New Game in Indian Politics
Hyderabad: It looks as though our political leaders are clever in fooling the voters. Ruling party always tries to retain power, with opposition trying its best to regain the chair, this is what we have been seeing for the past 60 years in Indian politics.
New trend has started in this political game with allies competing with each other with an intention to keep check for opposition parties. Speculations on this factor always remain in the realm of imagination forcing the voters keep their finger on nose after coming to know about real picture.
Late J Jalalithaa with Vijayakanth went into elections on the same platform and won comfortably but in the later elections they contested as opponents keeping anti-incumbency votes divided. In United Andhra, same thing happened with Chiranjeevi’s PRP and congress in 2009 elections with YSR retaining his CM seat for second time. Pawan kalyan, who supported TDP-BJP alliance in 2014 elections, is now raising his voice against the TDP. He has been extremely careful in his occasional speeches in which he would not make any adverse comments on the main leaders- Narendra Modi and Nara Chandrababu Naidu. A senior member of Film Chamber and Producers’ Council, Thamma reddy Bharadwaja recently raised a question on this issue targeting Pawan Kalyan who preferred to remain mum.
Dividing the anti-incumbency vote has helped the Shiv Sena and the BJP in BMC elections. They may ultimate share power or not but they had together decimated the Congress through the tactics of preventing the anti- incumbency votes from going to the Congress party. In the games the politicians play, it is always the voters that become victims.