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March 8, 2015

India 2015 – Political Map


October 31, 2011

The day Indira Gandhi died

I still have the fresh memories of today, 27 years back. These memories were regularly brought back every now and then by my mom.

I was still a toddler then and my brother was in his LKG. As usual he went to school but to mom’s surprise he came back within an hour at 10AM. He then gave the sad news about Indira Gandhi being assassinated.

All over India, all the schools and offices were given holiday. Doordarshan was mourning for the next 7 days. The same day, the match between India and Pakistan was abandoned due to Indira’s assassination.

Even though she was the most controversial Prime Minister of India, she has left a legacy which is still in power after almost 3 decades. May her soul Rest in Peace for ever.

April 12, 2011

2011 – Year of Revolution

In January, Due to the increasingly violent protests in Middle East and North Africa, the Tunisian government came down and the President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali who ruled the country for 23 years flew to Saudi Arabia.

In February, Due to strong and widespread protests in Egypt, President Hosni Mubarak who ruled the country for 20 long years resigned and gave the control to military and gave country a chance to have elections held.

In March, inspired by the neighboring countries Libyan people started their major political protests against the longest ruling living president Muammar Gaddafi. Gaddafi vowed to “die a martyr” used his power and military forces to fight the rebels. He was successful in keeping the media away as much as possible and did not allow the outer world to support the rebels. The fight is still ON.

In April, Opposition leader Ouattara’s forces overrun much of the country and surround the President Laurent Gbagbo and his supporters in the presidential compound in the main city of Abidjan.This is the result of people protesting against the existing government and leading to a civil war.

Even in India, Anna Hazare‘s fight against corruption has caught like a fire and spread acorss the country which shaked the government to accept the demands and pass the Lokpal Bill.

I hope to see many more revolutions like this to be successful if it is for the good of the world.

December 7, 2010

Wait for 3 years for 30 years of Golden Era

Drama, Tragedy, Sentiment, Action, Drama, Action, Drama, Bang

Yes that’s the way AP political situation is changing every now and then for the past 2 years. It all started off with YSR becoming the CM and continuing successfully for the second time. There was huge drama in the political situation by exposing, how currupt YSR or Chandrababu or their allies is, by each other. Then came the confused Chiranjeevi who is still not sure where he belongs to after 2 years in politics. We know KCR who is always there to talk some nonsense about which he has no idea.

Now what made me write this post is because of the new slogan of Jagan. After his fathers death there was lot of action drama and sentiment which took place because of his Odarpu Yatra. We all know what happened after that. CM has also resigned just to make sure that Jagan will slow down. Then came the bang, the stormy exit of Jaganmohan Reddy. As expected he seems to be preparing for a prolonged political innings in the state. In his maiden speech after a week of his resigning from the Congress and Lok Sabha membership on November 29, Jagan opened up to media and public about his plans.

His new slogan is “Wait for three more years, you (people) will have 30 years of `swarna yugam’ (golden era)”. “I will launch a new political party in 45 days, which would protect Telugu pride and self-esteem”. “The Congress is in power only because of my late father. But the party high command engineered a split in our family by luring my uncle with a ministerial berth”

In middle of gathering of his party workers in his hometown, he announced that he would launch his new party in 45 days. He would start his fight right from the Kadapa by-polls and would go on to win the assembly elections in 2014.

Jagan publicly said that he has no interest in destabilizing the current congress government. But the buzz around the political circles is that he has already started the destabilization of the current government from inside. The analysts who have no work and sit in the news channels feel that Jagan is unlikely to keep his promise and would hit back hard. Its no secret that He’s hungry for power and would do anything to grab it. He already has 25 MLAs who are willing to support him and the number would definitely increase once he launches his party and promises the portfolios under his ministry. He would definitely go for the kill when it is the right time.

Many are now feeling that Jagan has made some bold statements even before starting the party. He said that his party would rule for 30 years and he went on to say that the Congress would be wiped out in the next three years. I am not sure what his strategy would be to wipe out a party like Congress which is currently ruling the state. We all know that he has been attacking Sonia Gandhi’s Leadership in many ways and I don’t know why he cannot see that it could hit him hard as they are from the most experienced and current ruling party.

In between all this chaos, I hope the normal people would not suffer. We have seen many disasters because of the political rivalries. People have suffered in many ways right from Bandh, Dharna to Street fights between the different party workers. It also causes a lot of collateral damage. I hope these politicians realize all that and fight for power peacefully by working on their strengths rather than trying to show each others mistakes.

I can only say one thing now: God bless our AP.