It is a clear strategy what is required for a politician to win. Besides that, experience also matters in handling issues.
Though YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy had rightly taken up the issue of special category status to fix the TDP and made it quit the NDA, his inexperience is exposed when he failed to get the support from other national and regional parties. His MPs have met the floor leaders of various parties seeking support for the no confidence motion against the government. He had made his MPs to meet all the floor leaders and get their support. He also wrote letters to the parties which were circulated in Parliament.
But, the parties in Parliament act not on the decisions of the floor leaders. The floor leaders are guided by the party presidents who, in many cases, stand outside the Parliament. As Congress floor leader Mallikharjun Kharge, rightly said, the YSR Congress leaders should have met Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. This is what experience teaches.
Chandrababu Naidu, even before quitting the NDA and giving the no trust vote motion, had contacted the heads of the parties not the floor leaders. Trinamool Congress from West Bengal, Shiv Sena from Maharastra, Akali Dal from Punjab, AIADMK from Tamil Nadu and others have responded to Chandrababu Naidu’s decision and not to Jagan Mohan Reddy’s action.
As the no trust vote motions were not tabled in the Lok Sabha on Saturday and the TDP and the YSR Congress have decided to give notice once again on Monday, Jagan Mohan Reddy should at least now reach out to the heads of the political parties. Taking the seriousness of the issue, Jagan Mohan Reddy should give a break to his padayatra and be present in Delhi to meet the national leaders and get their support. Or he should assign the task to his MPs to meet in person the leaders of all parties that have extended support to the AP’s issues.