Politics, Society

Anarchic pradesh

 

Democracy has been mocked and its very foundations have been devastated in Andhra Pradesh. Telangana state issue triggered political chaos and instability by dividing the entire state into regions and sub regions including students, politicians and elite intellectuals.

Law and order, administration, works have been kept under pending by driving the state into stagnation. Hyderabad, once called as icon of cosmopolitanism, turned as center of xenophobia. Central and state governments utterly failed to handle the situation smoothly and gently by releasing tens of contradictory official statement from union home minsitry. Their reckless behavior made the situation worst and uncontrollable.Politicians from same political party orchestrating different stages at two different regions provoking and fooling the people by contanstly changing their views and ideas.

Universities of Telangana region have been playing crucial role in leading the separate state agitation by moving politicians into secondary role. State government has been trying to suppress movement ant any cost by pressurizing University vice chancellors to conduct examinations which could side side track the attention and concentration of students from Telangana agitation to exams. Still now, more than five times, exams have been postponed due to the heavy flak from students who are reluctant to take part in exams untill Telangana issue resolved.

Govt made nefarious designs to break down the movement by sending wrong signals to central government and intelligence departments claiming  Maoists and anti social elements entered movement in the guise of students. Solution for Telangana puzzle may not be sought in single night due to the limitations of democracy and its applicability in multicultural and diversified India.We cannot expect an instant solution to this tricky conundrum. Government and Police department started targeting student leaders and active agitators by imprisoning them into custody by booking baseless and needless sections. Brutal lati charges have been orchestrated by police men in osmania universitiy and Kakatiya university by man handling the students at any cost by questioning the validity of human rights. Telangana turned as a police state. Whatever the reactions, nefarious designs and plans made by Government and Police authorities to dislocate Telangana movement would make situation much worst. We cannot expect restoration of peace in near future as long as autocratic Government fails to understand the aspirations and sentiments of  tens of millions of people.

Politics, Society

Failure of the fourth estate in Andhra Pradesh

 

Media has been playing crucial role in Indian society right from colonial to independent era. Indian freedom fighters, includes extremists and moderates, widely used media to popularize Indian nationalism and patriotism to rebel against British imperialism.Ramnath goenka of Indian Express remained as icon of freedom of speech for his critically acclaimed articles on Indira Gandhi and Amabanis. Constitution guarantees freedom of speech to media by granting autonomy and independence in publishing news content. Media has been misutilising the constitutional right by making no difference between  advertisements and editorials by coining a new phrase ‘advertorials’, particularly in Andhra Pradesh. Here,the  clones of Goebbels  have been using media as a propaganda device  for their concentration of political and economic power.

In Andhra Pradesh, media emerged as a profitable business. There are 10+ news channels across Andhra Pradesh and been acting as affiliations to various political ideologies and parties. Now, media is trying to surpass and side track Telangana agitation. One week ago, one news channel tried to defame Governer Tiwari by publishing pictures of  body massage  done by teen girls as sexually molested. Now, TV5 channel broad casted controversial news item on Russian based magazine ‘The Exile’ allegations on Ambani’s (Mukesh Ambani & Anil Ambani) role in the death of Y.S Rajashekara Reddy in air crash. Immediately Sakshi and Tv9 followed Tv5 and broad casted controversial news items on baseless rumours.I immediately googled about ‘The Exile’ magazine, to my surprise I learnt that it is a B graded magazine which has no credible news network which published  YSR death conspiracy in the very September month. The so called magazine has been banned in Russia and updating from American soil with mediocre columnists and journalists by sensationalizing rumors and fantasies disregarding ethics and moralities.

Excess violence evoked across Andhra Pradesh and people have been vandalizing all the available reliance outlets and cell towers. Congress leaders across Telangana and Andhra regions called for Bandh in protests of alleged rumours. Is this is the responsibility of MLA’s and MP’s to take such idiotic and utter foolish mid night decisions from non reliable news items. The only available solution for this kind of crisis is to terminate and ban all the channels which ignored the very foundations, duties and responsibilities of media.Will this so called channels are ready to pay the damage done in vandalizing and destroying the reliance properties across Andhra Pradesh? They must pay for their negligence and over anxiety which costs crores of rupees.This news must have been pampered by capitalists and politicians to dilute the issue of Telangana slogan and also to drive to presidential rule for their political interests.

Shame on Andhra Pradesh media

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Politics

saffron fading?

 

Is saffron charisma lost its credibility among poor and down trodden? Did congress attract this mass from Hindutva to development raaga? BJP’s and its alliance debacle at Parliament elections and the latest assembly polls of Maharashtra, Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh raised plethora of questions regarding the role of saffron parties in mainstream politics. This victory signifies BJP’s inability and incapability of turning anti incumbancy in the form of votes due to Raj Thackeray’s foul play of splitting Hindu nationalistic vote bank.

Myriad of inner dimensions have been associated with the failure of BJP besides Raj Thackeray influence. I would like to recall some of them.

1) BJP’s lack of leadership and span of command.

2) Lack of organisition and co operation among saffron parties.

3) Great debate among hindu nationalistic intellectuals regarding  Jinnah’s role in Indian freedom struggle and his commitment to secularism ( I wonder how far Jinnah related to contemporary Indian nationalism).

4) Lack of proper campaigning

5) People still in the hangover of congress stupendous victory at parliament elections and the role of NREGS and Loan waiver schemes in middle class families.

Pertinent questions to raise:

1) will BJP  appoint new leader for Loksabha?

2) will BJP pose a new prime ministerial candidate instead of Adwani?

3) Will BJP  give up the “Great Debate” on Jinnah role?

4) Will BJP ready to give up “Ram mandir” slogan ?

5) will BJP restructure its committees to give oxygen to the saffron movement.

History, Politics

Gandhism and its legacy

Mohan Das Karam Chand Gandhi, most popular name of modern India and also refer as a Father of Nation, made indelible impression among millions of Indians with his weapons of non violence and truth. I have read his autobiography which was written in excellent english and signifies his writing capabilities. It was ” Lage raho Ho Munna Bhai” revived the essence of Gandhism and non violence at this very age of violence.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in Porbandar on 2 October 1869 in Hindu Modh community. His father was the diwan (Prime Minister) of the eponymous Porbander state.At the age of 13 Mohandas was married to 14-year old Kasturbai in traditional arranged marriage. Later, he moved to England for the completion of Law. Later came back to India and left for south Africa for practicing Law. Gandhiji was actively participated in the Civil rights movement in South Africa for the protection of Indians and black’s rights. Gandhi had been inspired by American Henry Thoreau civil disobedience movement and made a great mark.

Gandhiji arrived India at 1915 and is said to be avid follower of Gokhale, famous congress moderate. We should observe the structure of congress party before Gandhi became active at mainstream politics. Extremist wing comprises Tilak, B.C Pal, Lajapath rai, Sri Aurobindo were the leading forces of Indian freedom struggle. Interesting aspect is this people were highly inspired by Hindu vedanta and tried to mix the concept of Indian freedom struggle with Mystified vedanta. There was a crisis between moderates and extremists whether to opt violence or non violence for the congress party stand in liberation of India. After political retirement of Sri Aurobindo, Tilak’s incarceration at Burma weakened Extremists attempts.

Gandhiji captured congress and implemented strategies in a non violent methods and he was succeeded for getting freedom for India. But Gandhiji’s attitude towards Bhagat Singh, Subash Chandra Bose and Ambedkar are enough controversial in Indian history. Historians opine, Gandhiji could have escape Bhagat Singh from hanged to death by negotiating with Britishers. Mild response observed among congress moderates even after the brutal death of Bhagath Singh and desecration to his body by the tyranny Britishers. Subash chandra Bose was elected as Indian National Congress president in 1939 tripura session by defeating Pattabi Seeta Ramayya who was supported by Gandhi and Nehru with a huge margin. Congress seniors and Gandhian supporters were reluctant to extend co operation to Netaji. Netaji had to quit office and from presidentship of INC. Later Netaji resigned from congress and fled away to Japan via Germany in a miraculous heroic escape. Gandhiji even called parents not to send their children for the recruitment of Netaji’s INA  (Indian National Army). Despite having ideological difference with Gandhi, Netaji didn’t hesitate to praise the heroism and credibility of Gandhi by referring him as a “MAHATMA” in radio  which used to broadcast from Germany.

Politics, Society

Vangapandu’s Remix of revolutionary song

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Iam not a communist, but I have a  respect towards communists and socialist school of writers due to my respect towards great Karl Marx . What Vangapandu wrote and praised the late YSR with his famous “Em Pillado” song is a perfect instance of deep rooted hypocrisy. I wondered with his blackmailing attitude with Allu Aravind during  em “pillado song” controversy which is said to have incorporated in blockbuster hit “Magadheera” without prior notice to Vangapandu. He used to question the validity of democracy and political leaders claiming political power at the cost of inequalities at soceity. Worst thing is he even praised YS Jagan claiming he is the perfect scion of YSR political kingdom. He lost his credibilty as a true socialist artist.Vangapandu turned as a shame to  revolutionary writers and artists associations which have  commendable history across Andhra Pradesh social and political movements from decades. Vangapandu will remain among bourgeois club for his deliberate appeasement of YSR family.

Politics

Is it a historical decision or drama ?

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Heat of the Telangana is reaching at zenith stage after Telangana Congress MLA’s  decided to tender their resignation on July 4th in protest of  central govt improper response on the slogan of Telangana state..

Telangana  congress representatives decision triggered a plethora of questions, confusion and utter chaos among Andhra Pradesh political circles..

But, normal Telangana people are not in a position to trust the words of  Telangana congress MLA’s words. Cos, they have already made a similar drama on resignations in December 2009. But, they had to bow their head to Delhi congress high command political tactics and strategies of dragging the Telangana slogan by keep on dragging the dead lines.

Last week, KCR made a surprise negotiations with Congress men with almost five hours. Media doesn’t have the exact information what they have had discussed. At every one surprise, congress anounced a historical decision that they will resign for their seats in Assembly. Immediately, within a span of minutes, TDP anounced they will follow the path of congress representatives.

Rebel group of  Nagam janardhan reddy  ( comprises Harishwar Reddy, Venugaopala Chary) made a step forward and resigned their seats in the whee hours of today.This move would pester the congress and TDP representatives. They have no choice other than resigning or to face the wrath of Telangana people. Nagam group made a great decision heralding the series of resignations.

What would happen tomorrow? I would like to draw two possible outcomes which may happen in coming months.

1) Sonia Gandhi may announce all party meeting in the month end. This would appease the congress MLA’s temporarily. But, Telangana people are not in a position to accept any decision other than Telangana state. They lost interest in negotiations, committees and lobbying.

2) Central Government may impose presidential rule to give a proper reply to all the representatives of Seemandhra- Telangana representatives.

Let us see, my predictions will materialize or not 🙂