YS Jagan promises 2011 to be politically charged in the state. The political chaos that began with the demise of YS Rajasekhar Reddy may culminate with pulling down of Kiran Kumar Reddy government in Andhra Pradesh.
Jagan on one side and Telangana issue on the other, the Congress is facing tough time to handle both. The volcano of Telangana is about to erupt. Telangana people have seen enough of promises and guarantees.
Jagan today said that if he wishes, he can dislodge the state government. For the record he has promised that he will not do that.
Jagan is obviously using the jala deeksha for a show of strength to the Congress high command. With 24 MLAs and MLCs along with two MPs, attending his deeksha, Jagan has already sounded the warning bell for the Congress government in the state.
Jagan will launch his party at any time. There are several fence-sitters in the Congress to jump on Jagan’s bandwagon, once they find the Congress party’s future is dim in the State especially in Seemandhra region.
The cracks in Congress party only widen in the coming days along regional lines on Telangana issue. Not only Congress, Jagan will eat out TDP and Praja Rajyam vote bank along with few leaders.
Chandrababu Naidu’s dilly-dallying on Telangana will make the party weak in Telangana region. There are little hopes for TDP to gain its lost ground in Telangana with its leader Chandrababu Naidu’s attitude.
For Telangana Rashtra Samiti it is going to be a do-or-die battle for achieving its sole aim of Telangana. Chiranjeevi’s Praja Rajyam is nowhere in Telangana after its changed stance on separate statehood. Hero Chiranjeevi turned villain of Telangana by taking back his support for Telangana state. Chiranjeevi’s PR lost its credibility by showing desperation to help the Congress in case of crisis. Chiranjeevi too postponed his proposed re-entry into tinsel world sensing backlash for his two year old party.
The only party that is waiting to seize any opportunity on Telangana is BJP. By promising separate Telangana, BJP is trying to gain some votes in the region.
If Jagan cannot become chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, he has wherewithal to spoil Kiran Kumar Reddy’s chance to complete his tenure.
In whatever direction, the Congress wants to go in Andhra Pradesh the route is not at all smooth. But the Congress cannot afford to sit on the issue indefinitely.