The political parties in the State have boycotted the all-party meeting convened by Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday. The CPI and the CPM, which attended the first meeting in March said that they would not attend this meeting as they hold both BJP and TDP equally responsible for the injustice done to the State. The Left parties said that they don’t want to be a party with Chandrababu Naidu in blaming BJP alone for the injustice and would not trust his statements now.
Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan, who is teamed up with the CPI and CPM, also said he would not attend the meeting as he lost confidence in the leadership of Chandrababu Naidu. He said he had backed Chandrababu Naidu in 2014 elections keeping in mind his experience to develop the residuary state after bifurcation. But, he finds that Naidu had failed to use his experience to develop the State in the last four years as he remained silent to the injustice done by the Central government. He recalled how he spoke against special package two years ago, which was welcomed by Chandrababu Naidu.
The YSR Congress is also not attending the all-party meeting on the ground that they don’t support Chandrababu Naidu who opposed the special category status demand for four years and sent the leaders and youth to jail for raising the demand. While refusing to go with Chandrababu Naidu in the fight for the special category status and other issues, Jagan Mohan Reddy asked Naidu to follow him.
The Congress, which also attended the first all-party meeting had boycotted the second round of meeting and said it would not associate with the TDP and Chandrababu Naidu who remained silent for four years and continue to blame the Congress. The Congress found fault with Chandrababu Naidu for blaming Congress for bifurcation forgetting the fact that the TDP had given the letter for bifurcation twice. In fact, the TDP was the first political party to give letter in favour of bifurcation and remained silent without asking for anything to the State while the bifurcation was in the process. It was the Congress which had given several benefits to the State in the Act and it was the Congress which had promised more in Rajya Sabha, which was also approved by the Union Cabinet. Nowhere Chandrababu Naidu asked anything for the State either before the bifurcation or during bifurcation. He had changed his stand on special category status several times and compromised with the BJP on denial of the special category status in the name of special package. The Congress blames Naidu for the mess in the State and wants to be away from it.
With all the political parties boycotting him and leaving him alone, Chandrababu Naidu is now trying to use the employees and some organisations to rally for him. The employees have no option but to go with the Chief Minister while the organisations and its leaders try to get some mileage by standing with the Chief Minister.