Politics

Ideology deviated ?

 

Parakala Prabhakar, political unemployee who came of out from praja rajyam party, found solace in organising workshops and seminars in ‘vishalandhra mahasabha’  which founded in the last month. No matter is available, till now, who has funded this organisation. But, the organisation has succesfully attracted the intellctual faces including K.P.S Gill, Kuldeep Nayyar and Sanjaya Baru.

Parakala Prabhakar, alumni of prestigious London School of Economics, has entered politics by joining Congress. Later, he has served in BJP, TDP and PRP. He could not get a mp  seat in PRP.  He made a foul cry on PRP by referring it as  ‘piosonous tree’ by showing his anguish for not getting ticket.

Before joining PRP,  he used to host the famous TV programme  pratidwani which has acclaimed positive reports and feedback from the different sections. After his political debacle in PRP, he has again tried to test his luck as anchor, but the attempt remained wild goose chase.

Dual standards of Parakala

Parakala was with BJP, when it made a resolution of  ‘oka votu rendu rastraalu’.  But, no information is available which suggests Parakala objected with the BJP decision of  favoring seperate state to Telangana. During his tenure as Chief Spokes Person in PRP, he made numerous statements supporting the cause of Telangana state.

“We want the State to be divided like brothers in a family. We respect the ‘atma gouravam’ and ‘atma abhimanam’ of the Telangana people and we said we will never come in the way if separation is necessary”

– Parakala as a PRP  chief spokes person

Why such mediocrity, dual standards and opportunism presents in Parakala, I could not understand.  He did not utter a single word/statement against Telangana when he had been to various political parties and as a popular anchor. Did money make such strategic ideological shift in Parakala?

“The BJP stand on the matter is very clear from the beginning. We have taken one line on Telengana that in 1997 BJP had passed a resolution on bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. BJP has always been in favour of smaller states. It is in favour of Telengana”

Nirmala Sitharaman, Spokes person, BJP

An interesting aspect about Parakala is, his wife Nirmala Sitaraman is acting as spokes person of Bharatiya Janatha Party which raising the slogan of  Telangana state at national level. How can Parakala convince other people despite his own wife is indirectly supporting the Telangana state ? Parakala can only answer the inevitable and pertinent question.

Economy, Politics

Some facts about Sanjaya Baru

Who is Sanjaya Baru ? This question has raised among Telangana people when he made a statement against the cause of Telangana at  Vishalandhra Mahasabha workshop at New Delhi organised by so called intellectual Parakala  Prabhakar.

Sanjaya Baru,  native of Hyderabad  , is an eminent economist who has done his post graduation and PHD  from the prestigious JNU. His Father B P R Vithal was finance secretary of Andhra Pradesh. Vithal is a renowned expert on Centre-state relations, and worked for some time as an IMF fiscal expert and a member of the Tenth Finance Commission (1992-94).

Baru is the present Chief Editor of the famous financial daily Business Standard. He has a served as chief media adviser for the former Prime minister P.V Narasimha Rao and present prime minister Manmohan Singh.  He has tried at best to project Manmohan Singh as Mr. Clean and the most intellectual genius in media by his special methods of media management. Chief  opposition NDA made numerous criticisms and allegations on baru for his deliberate attempts to focus singh.

In an article (Telugu or Telangana, March 29,2004,Indian Express), Baru claimed that he  has participated in the Seperate Telangana agitation during 1970 at the streets of Narayana Guda and Himayath Nagar. Interestingly, Baru father and grand father hailed from Maharashtra and settled in Hyderabad.  But, Baru could not clearly explain why he has shifted his voice.

Sanjaya Bharu is said to be against Telangana state due to his exclusive concern on economic progress and growth of Hyderabad. He says,  some areas in Telangana witnessed massive development on par with top metro cities in India despite  few areas are under developed. According to Baru, proper solution on Telangana could affect the growth, investments in Hyderabad, according to Bharu. He wrote an article titled  ‘Hyderabad needs a united Andhra Pradesh’  in Financial Express (April 23, 2004) which drew flak from Telangana economists and sociologists.

Baru must not have followed his father Vithal articles and works. In various ocassions, Vithal admonished state government for not seeking revival of the Telangana Regional Committee that envisaged a separate budget for the region. Vithal says in his  working Paper on Telangana Surpluses, the budget representing Telangana was surplus comparing to seemandhra region. He also advocated that, during the tenure of 1970-1973, Telangana regional council planning and activities fetched positive economic results.

We can estimate, how Baru has managed, manipulated and influenced  Manmohan Singh as a  Chief Media Adviser regarding Telangana. Bharu incident highlighted how some top bureaucrats have been influencing Prime Minister Office regarding the decision making of  Telangana.