Ref 8/D-88 : Ramki.
I ardently wish and fervently hope that such an unfortunate scenario does not materialise, where-in Jagan's party----born out of his unalloyed Corporate greed for wealth , brazen corruption indulged in by the then ministers and bureacrats and an outrageous nepotism shown by his father YS---becomes a decisive force in AP politics.
But I do recognise that right now a few factors seem to be working infavour of Jagan's outfit .They are :
(i) Absence of a strong state leader in the Congress party who can rally round people
(ii) The Telanga movement which has considerably weakened TDP in ten districts of this region. Only TRS has become an alternative to Congress party in this region.
(iii) People atributing the credit for the welfare schemes which were launched during YS's time to the late leader and NOT TO CONGRESS PARTY.
(iv) Reddies, vast sections of Dalits and Christian converts (Old and new ) from all communitie favouring " their man"--Jagan.
It is not fashionable to blame the voters for electing a corrupt leader or a party. That is not the in-thing. Unfortunately, right now voters in AP appear to be moved more by religious and caste factors, money power and poor people's loyalty and gratitude shown to late YS for his welfare schemes, now being shifted to his undeserving PRODIGAL SON, ignoring the harsh reality of looting of the public property indulged in by YS's family and the henchmen.
It is time that the High Command of the Congress Party wakes up to this harsh reality and take some corrective measures.
(i) The infighting in the party has to stop. The CM seems to be enjoying giving sleepless nights to the rivals within Congress and not to the opposition parties.
(ii) A vigorous campaign to be launched against the corrupt practices of Jagan and his favourites in amassing wealth during the earlier regime.
(iii) Treat Jagan's outfit for what it is --an anti-Congress political rival.
(iv) An early decision on Telangana .
(v) Making efforts towards giving good governance and a vigorous implementation of the welfare schemes benefiting the poor.
Niranjan Rao>> Jagan is morally unfit to become even a village surpunch, let alone Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
The saddest part is that despite all this, JaganMohan could very well get 120-130 seats in next AP polls (due 2014) and take outside support of Sonia Congress and become CM. And it will become BAU.
Maybe because the party which should logically benefit from all the turmoil - TDP has proven to be utterly useless and spineless. Here is a party which actually benefitted by being part of NDA but has the gall to say that its joining NDA was the biggest mistake.
So sad , people of AP left with such non choices. Given this, there is enough incentive to let Telengana out of the crooked mess that AP politics is...
Which reputation is he referring to, is it for blackmailing owners of Industries, money laundering, selling India's assets to Georgia, land mafia, liquor mafia, land scams, G.O's in his favour, using public money for his illegal activities, robbing firms, quid pro quo in business, religion and caste based revolts, ..... etc,etc,... read the chargesheet filed by CBI, where he is mentioned A-1.
He along with his father have looted the nation. Bigger than that is selling assets to another country, thus becoming 'Desh Drohis'.
And the CBI is full of honorable men!Remember when election results were being announced by various tv channels?Many anchors/participants were freely airing views on how to bring Mulayam to heel, keep Mayavati in check,how to get Uttarakhand in the UPA fold etc etc, all using the ubiquitous CBI !!Now it is Jagan's turn although everyone knows his wealth is due to his late father's illustrious tenure as CM of AP.But trust CBI to bringJagan to book on his assets disproportionate to his status clause.
Many of the people who were admirers and followers of late Y.S.Rajasekhara Reddy , have now re-directed their affection and admidarion towards his son, Y.S.Jaganmohan Reddy. Under normal circumstances, this is understandable in the Indian scenarios-- both at the Central and State levels. But given the HIMAYAN SCANDALS, which CBI has been patiently unearthing, one finds that these are EXTRA-ORDINARY TIMES IN THE STATE OF AP. So switching of people's loyalties from father to son has to be done more carefully and thoughtfully using one's sense of proportion, justice & judgement .
I was never a Congressite. Yet I used to admire YS for two things : (i) Jalayagnam--the innumerable irrigation projects he launched to cater to the needs of the parched earth and (ii) the Welfare Schemes intended to benefit the downtrodden in matters of pensions, healthcare, eduation loans, scholarships etc.
Unfortunately most of them were caught in controversies even during his life time. This was especially so in the case of Jalayagnam--which turned out to be the MOTHER OF CORRUPTION SCANDALS during his life time.
After his tragic demise in a ghastly aircrash, Jagan began to lobby for his father's post so very soon, that it left a bad taste in the mouth. And during the last few months, the skeletons have been falling from the cupboard, one after the other, pointing an accusing finger at Jagan. Loyalty to a dynamic political leader is understadable only to a certain extent. In the ultimate analysis, one has to be loyal to good governance, justice and democratic values.
Even if half of the corruption scandals the CBI is accusing Jagan (and his late father ) is true, Jagan is morally unfit to become even a village surpunch, let alone Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
A rocket goes up majestically with a long tail of blaze, tearing the atmosphere and falls down as a debris when there is no fuel left in it.
All the bluff and bravado notwitstanding, he(JaganMohan Reddy) could very well win 2014 AP Elections, become the CM and join UPA and declare SoniaAmma as the living god of India. Who knows?
It's really sad to see the ascendency of a truly corrupt politician.The entire country echoes anti-corruption sound bytes, except Andhra Pradesh.Indian people are often called very intelligent and wise in their selection of parties to govern. Wish this is true of A P also.Meher Mutnuri
Jagan Mohan Reddy's bravado is pathetic, laughable and shameful. He is the embodiment of corruption in AP politics. His late father, YS's welfare schemes have earned him some sympathy and goodwill among the poor. His Christian religious background is helping him to silently spread communalism and garmer support of the Christians---old and the newly convered- from the Daliths , OBCs and some of the Forward Communities such as Reddies, Kammas and Kapus in South Coastal Andhra.
Jagan is confident of winning in the coming elections-- with the help of the enormous ill-gotten wealthand religion . He has his own media--print and TV --to back him up with the stories of falsehood . It will be the saddest day for democracy in AP--nay in the countrry--if his money power and religious background help his pary to win some seats
God forbid, if that happens, it will be a tragic reflection on the politcal immaturity of the Telugu voters. Oh, Lord Jesus ---the embodiment of virtues, humanism and self-sacrifice, save us the poor souls, from these wretched politicians!
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