Friday, Dec 02, 2022
Outlook.com
Andhra Pradesh

Chandrababu Naidu's TDP Dug Its Own Grave In Andhra Pradesh, Task Cut Out For YSRCP

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Analysis: Arrogance and over ambition led to the fall of Telugu Desam Party in Andhra Pradesh; YSRCP boss Jaganmohan Reddy's padayatras surely influenced the young electorate

Chandrababu Naidu's TDP Dug Its Own Grave In Andhra Pradesh, Task Cut Out For YSRCP
Photograph by PTI
Chandrababu Naidu's TDP Dug Its Own Grave In Andhra Pradesh, Task Cut Out For YSRCP
outlookindia.com
2019-05-26T13:41:09+05:30

Janadesh’ or ‘peoples verdict’ in Andhra Pradesh is extraordinarily exp­licit. At least for the next five years, it is the end of the road for Nara Chandrababu Naidu and his family fiefdom Telugu Desam Party (TDP).  In its four-decade long history, the TDP’s tally of 20 out of 175 assembly seats is its lowest. Add to that a meager tally of three Lok Sabha seats. Credit is due to go to Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, who achieved a rem­arkable feat—His YSR Congress Party won 154 assembly seats, besides 22 of Andhra’s 25 Lok Sabha seats. Surely, his ‘historic padayatras’ endeared him to the common man.

The key lesson: pre-poll freebies and tall promises cannot be a substitute for failing to deliver during a five-year term. Regional satraps like Naidu and K. Chandrasekhara Rao should also be wary of boundless amb­ition and overweening arrogance. Cronyism in the aid of corruption is another canker. Use of friendly media houses cannot fool an aspirational, young electorate for long too.

Outlook Newsletters

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.