Presidential Elections: Typical Style In South Indian Politics
Hyderabad: Presidential Elections which will be held on July 17 created a special conditions in South Indian politics.
In Andhra Pradesh, TDP which is an ally of BJP extended support to Ram Nath Kovind, but the main opposition party YSRCP too declared its support to Ram Nath Kovind even before the TDP announced its backing. YSRCP chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said in a social media message that Ram Nath is a “Fine Statesman”.
Be it opportunism by the opposition party or ruling party, Presidential election brought staunch rivals on one platform in their decision to support NDA’s nominee.
TDP MLA Muddu Krishnama Naidu felt that Presidential election is about electing non-party personality. There is nothing wrong in YSRCP supporting Kovind, he said, While TDP welcomed YSRCP’s move, Communist parties quickly moved towards Congress by saying YSRCP’s move is opportunism.
Every party has its own interests and is least bothered about secularism or federalism, Thelkapalli Ravi, political analyst felt.
In Tamil Nadu, AIDMK which was split into three factions by their leaders stood as one in supporting NDA’s nominee for Presidential elections.
Dinakaran cleverly mentioned Sasikala’s name by saying as per her direction his faction is extending support to Ram Nath.
Cases on Dinakaran and Sasikala are running and they don’t want to take further risk and fight with the ruling party which is all powerful.
Yes, it is the BJP which is finally calling the shots with its calculations keeping in view the 2019 elections.