Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is known for expressing his displeasure towards his critics. It is ok if he takes on his rivals in politics. But, of late he is seen expressing his displeasure openly with the people. He being the Chief Minister surrounded by the police and security personnel, threatens people who question him.
He was seen hard while dealing with the Nayee Brahmins at the Secretariat the other day. They were invited to the Secretariat by Deputy Chief Minister K E Krishna Murthy for talks as they were holding protest at the temples on a charter of demands. As the talks failed, they walked out of the Deputy Chief Minister’s chamber and were holding protest outside. It was at that point of time, Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu’s convoy was ready to move out when the agitating Nayee Brahmins noticed it stopped it. This had irked the Chief Minister who questioned the officials on allowing them inside the Secretariat.
When the Nayee Brahmins tried to remind him of the Telugu Desam Party’s manifesto and the promises made to the community, Chandrababu Naidu got wild and threatened the agitators of severe action. While he was expected to address their problems, he expressed anger at them for raising the issue from the pages of the TDP manifesto.
It was not first time that Chandrababu Naidu got angry when people tried to draw his attention to the TDP’s 2014 election manifesto. He had threatened a journalist during a press conference when the scribe tried to draw his attention to the total loan waiver to the farmers promised by the TDP. He had also threatened the journalists several times when he was asked about the special category status, at a time when he switched over to the special package.
He also got angry when a farmer in Ananthapur tried to complain against the power cuts to the agriculture sector and the irregular power supply to the farmers. When one unemployed youth tried to remind him of the TDP’s promise of job for every family and unemployment stipend, Chandrababu Naidu turned angry and quotes of his experience, knowledge and administrative skills.
During his interaction with the Nayee Brahmins too, Chandrababu Naidu quoted his nine years of experience as Chief Minister and warned them for questioning him. His warning was so hard, the Nayee Brahmins are now demanding an apology from him, which he may not accept.
He did the same towards the Kapus, particularly while dealing with the former minister Mudragada Padmanabham’s agitation. A leader thus showing his anger towards people, is not good sign of enjoying popular support in democracy.