Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu saw some strong conspiracy against his Telugu Desam Party in which the Bharatiya Janata Party is a leader and the YSR Congress and Jana Sena are partners. He says that the three parties have joined together to unseat the TDP and wants people to protect him and his party.
If this statement of Chandrababu Naidu is to be believed conspiracies in politics is nothing new and it is all for political power. One party always tries to weaken the other party and thus come to power in Indian democracy. Even the TDP is doing the same. It had weakened the YSR Congress by taking 23 MLAs from the party and made four of them his Cabinet ministers. In the neighbouring Telangana too, the ruling Telangana Rastra Samithi had done the same to the Congress and TDP there. It had taken several MLAs from the two parties to weaken them.
Even Chandrababu Naidu had tried to weaken the TRS in the MLC elections where he and his party MLA were caught bribing an MLA and that had become the Note for Vote Case. In AP too, the TDP chief had tried to weaken the BJP and did not allow it to expand in the State in the last four years. He had gone all the way to the neighbouring Karnataka during the recent elections where he tried to weaken the BJP. He claims now that the BJP’s fall in Karnataka was because of his initiative.
This being the reality in politics, particularly in cases where Chandrababu Naidu himself is involved, he tries to make foul of any such conspiracy against his own TDP. The irony is that he dubs the conspiracies against TDP as against the Andhra Pradesh and wants people to stand for him and his party.
The people of Andhra Pradesh in total have not voted for his TDP. It is just 5 lakh voters, not the five crore people, who favoured him to the Opposition in the last election. He now wants the five crore people to save his TDP and his own leadership. He speaks so in meetings which are organised with the government funds. One wonders why the government should spend money from its coffers to help Chandrababu Naidu make political speeches or challenge his political rivals!
Chandrababu Naidu is known for twisting facts in his favour. As a shrewd politician he makes use of every opportunity to promote his leadership and his party. But the objection is the way he uses the Government’s events to hit at his rivals. In democracy this kind of misuse happens occasionally where the party in power tries to take advantage from the government events. But Naidu, this time is going beyond and turns every government programme into a TDP event. In other words, he is using the government as an agency to promote TDP, which is not a healthy practices and not good for democracy.