Telugu Desam Party supremo Chandrababu Naidu and 14 of his party leaders from the undivided Andhra Pradesh received a non-bailable arrest warrant from a Maharastra civil court. The TDP leaders and the media had made it a big issue. The TDP leaders across two states are accusing it as a conspiracy by Bharatiya Janata Party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Telugu film actor Sontineni Sivaji had predicted this notice last week and he predicts more such notices for Chandrababu Naidu in the days to come. According to him, these notices are part of the BJP’s conspiracy to weaken the TDP and disturb Chandrababu Naidu. The conspiracy is also part of the big conspiracy of the BJP to wrest power in the southern States.
The TDP and its leaders, particularly Chandrababu Naidu, are crying foul at the notices and blame the BJP and the Prime Minister. The media too had given highest priority for this news standing by the TDP and Chandrababu Naidu.
But, the fact is that the case is related to the 2010 and Chandrababu Naidu did not respond to even a single notice after his victory in 2014 elections. As chief minister here, he had completely ignored the court notices in the last four years. Any court, as a practice, serves the NBW against anyone who fails to attend the two consecutive hearings.
There are 18 cases pending against Chandrababu Naidu and none of them have posed any threat to him all these years. This is one simple case any politician will face during the public life. Agitations of this sort are nothing new for political parties and the cases withdrawn or quashed in the due course.
A simple case and that too as warned by actor Sivaji three days in advance, it is anybody’s guess to know that Chandrababu Naidu is a big game player. Without responding to the court notices since his election in 2014, the notice is believed to be part of his political game to hit at the BJP and also reap some fruits in Telangana.
There are no buyers for the TDP’s foul cry over the case as they smell something fishy in the episode. One thing is clear now, the TDP is trying to create sympathy in its favour in one form or the other. But it is to be seen if it works in its favour or boomerangs this time.