WHY URBAN ANDHRAPRADESH MESSAGE IS IMPORTANT?
Telungu desham party’s defeat in the 2004 lok sabha and assembly polls shows the tendency of the people to oppose TDP’S reforms. And as CEO of the state the New York Times called him ‘the darling of western governments and corporations.
In the 2004 election, congress swept away all the seats. Congress took the post of chairperson in 75 of 96 municipalities. They won an absolute majority in 68. TDP managed for 6. Remaining 22 will go with congress.
In 9 years of Mr.Naidu, the state did not issue a single Below Poverty Line ration card. It lasted till the last polls. When congress came in to power it issued several lakhs of such ration card.
During Naidu’s golden age the public were repeatedly hit by hikes in water charges, power rates and a number of other costs. The unions were banished.
Messiah of hi-tech now blames the electronic voting machine. He also blames that Maoist had helped the congress party in 2004. The third major excuse was the alliance with telangana rashtriya samithi.
The main fault with the messiah of hi-tech was he dotted too much on cities. He neglected the rural Andhra Pradesh. His dream project CYBERABAD remains uncompleted.
The TDP’s share of urban vote dropped to 3% in just one year.
Real fact is that nobody loves congress. The public in this state has often shown its exasperation with that party in the past two decades. The TDP was itself born of the electorate’s disgust with congress.
If modi’s Gujarat was hindutuva’s laboratory, Naidu’s AP was the playpen of neo liberal economics.
TDP was formed by Naidu’s father-in law. Against
all the ridicule ness of the media he gave rice to the poor at the rate of 2/- kg. Naidu gained much of the goodwill from his in law. This time he is out of power. For the media yet again is a chance to learn something about how people view the pro-rich, anti-poor measures that pass of reform in this century.