Has Naidu Lost Grip Over His Party?
Amaravati: Is Chandrababu Naidu losing grip over his party and leaders? Is the party in chaos? While Opposition Party Leader Jagan Mohan Reddy is making whirlwind tours across the State and BJP is rethinking on continuing alliance with the TDP, what will be its future strategy? With Amit Shah’s tour to the State is nearing, the latest chaos in the party is surely going to damage its reputation. What is happening in the party and why is Naidu unable to control his MLAs? Is it a clear sign that the party has lost its credibility in the State?
The latest episode of West Godavari ruling party MLAs has become a sensation and a debatable issue in the State. It is not only a clear case of indiscipline, but it also points out to the fact that these leaders are no more afraid of the party supremo. It also raises another question: will they stay in the party? Or did they do it to get expelled from the party? Well, this might be a speculation, but it is true that anything and everything can happen in politics. When people who win from one party ticket cross the floor and become ministers without thinking of the party which made them legislators, what morality can we expect? Everything is fair in love and politics seems to be the new adage.
The protest of West Godavari MLAs became a hot topic of discussion in the State. It is known that a case was booked against Tanuku MLA Radha Krishna by the police. The charge against the MLA was that he not only locked up the SI and the Writer who are on duty but also behaved objectionably with them.
The MLAs who took it as a matter of prestige, decided to support Radha Krishna and declare war on the police.
The Telugu Desam MLAs threatened to surrender their gunmen as a protest. Twelve MLAs’ and 3 MLCs’ in the district sending back the gunmen sanctioned to them has become a big controversy. It is being said that the ruling party leaders surrendered their gunmen targeting the district SP.
Speaking at a meeting held by the district party president, many ruling party MLAs castigated police officers. The legislators did not give a damn about the suggestions made by Minister Pithani and took the decision on their own. Radha Krishna said that he did not commit any mistake and if the chief minister and Minister Lokesh think that he was wrong, he was prepared to resign from his post. These remarks of Radha Krishna led to a new debate.
Being ruling party leaders and taking unanimous decision against police official and embarrass the government is something that never happened earlier. Even the political analysts are surprised at this move. An interesting debate is going on in the State about the fate of TDP in the coming elections. If this is the way ruling party leaders behave, it is for sure that 2019 will be tough for TDP.