Current bonhomie between Naidu and Pawan seems to be heralding a political churning in Andhra Pradesh


As of now, Jagan seems to be in a cushty place along with his schemes doing properly and he with the ability to dole them out successfully on time

As of now, Jagan seems to be in a cushty place along with his schemes doing properly and he with the ability to dole them out successfully on time

The current bonhomie between Telugu Desam Occasion (TDP) nationwide president N. Chandrababu Naidu and Jana Sena Occasion president Pawan Kalyan, has given a distinct hue to the prevailing political local weather within the State. It seems to be heralding a political churning within the State.

Although Mr. Naidu strolling as much as actor-turned politician Pawan Kalyan is being projected as a solidarity transfer, the chemistry between each the leaders paint a distinct image. And this has given sufficient ammunition to the YSR Congress Occasion to substantiate its declare that the JSP is the ‘B’ staff of the TDP and that there’s a tacit understanding between each the leaders, although there is no such thing as a formal alliance between each the political events, as of now.

However the query is, will this gesture flip into an alliance and whether or not it may possibly dent the YSR Congress Occasion’s powerhouse, within the 2024 Meeting elections.

As of now, Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy seems to be in a cushty place along with his schemes doing properly and he with the ability to dole them out successfully on time. However the crucial side is, will Pawan Kalyan, with or with out Naidu, be capable to consolidate the Kapu votes.

Kapus, represent about 15.2% of the inhabitants within the State and along with Velama (3%), Balija (3%) and Telaga (5.2%), it touches round 26 to 27%, which is sort of a substantial quantity and might dictate the fortunes of political events.

Although each political celebration, be it JSP, TDP, YSRCP or for that matter BJP, attempt to woo them, there’s fairly a resentment amongst them, for not being included within the BC checklist.

BC checklist

In 1915, the then British Authorities at Madras Presidency had included all Kapus (sects and subsects) into the BC checklist. However instantly after the formation of the State in 1956, they had been faraway from the checklist. In 1968, the Anantha Raman Fee included Munnuru and Turpu Kapu within the OBC checklist and since then the opposite Kapus have been on the warpath, which culminated right into a violent protest in 2016, and Ratnachal Specific was torched at Tuni.

Each the YSRCP and the TDP have expressed their assist to their trigger and in 2017 the then TDP Authorities had additionally handed a Invoice offering 5% reservation, but it surely was not accepted by the Supreme Courtroom, because it breached the 50% quota.

For the reason that formation of the united Andhra Pradesh, the State has seen 13 Chief Ministers who had been from the Reddy group, together with a number of like Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, Marri Chenna Reddy, Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy and Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, being elected and serving for no less than two phrases. The Reddys are adopted by the Kammas, with N.T. Rama Rao and Nara Chandrababu Naidu, being elected no less than twice, stated Professor A. Prasanna Kumar, former Rector of Andhra College and a political scientist.

Individuals from different castes who made it to the CM posts had been P.V. Narasimha Rao who was a Brahmin and Damodaram Sanjivayya, who was a Dalit. There’s confusion relating to the caste of Tanguturi Anjaiah, as his grandson claims that he was a Reddy by caste and never a Dalit.

Kapus, regardless of being numerically superior, might by no means get the CM’s put up and there’s a simmering dissatisfaction amongst them, as they really feel that they had been additionally utilized by all political events and by no means given the prominence, noticed Prof. Prasanna Kumar.

Kapu consolidation

Andhra Pradesh had at all times been a Congress bastion, with no less than 16 Chief Ministers from the celebration, together with quite a lot of them serving two phrases. The one opposition that the Congress had within the early days was from the Left events. Within the first Meeting elections in 1956, Left events beneath the mixed umbrella of PDF (Progressive Democratic Entrance) might safe 22 seats. Then once more within the 1962 elections, the CPI might bag 51 seats. Thereafter, for a number of years the principle opposition was the Janata Occasion. However even within the 1975 elections (emergency interval), Janata Occasion was not in a position to unseat the Congress hegemony, and will safe solely 60 seats.

The primary actual problem to the Indian Nationwide Congress (INC) was NTR’s Telugu Desam Occasion (TDP). Inside 9 months after forming the celebration, NTR might unseat his formidable Congress opponent Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy, by securing 201 out of 294 seats.

However the first consolidation of Kapu votes occurred in 2009, with actor-turned politician Ok. Chiranjeevi launching the Praja Rajyam Occasion (PRP). Although he might safe solely 18 seats, with INC coming again to energy with 156 seats beneath the management of Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Chiranjeevi might by-and-large consolidated the Kapu votes and did higher than what his brother Pawan Kalyan of the JSP might do.

Although Mr. Pawan had launched the JSP earlier than 2014 elections, he participated in elections solely in 2019 and will safe just one seat,  and he himself misplaced from each locations from the place he had contested.

He even couldn’t do properly within the Kapu base within the East and West Godavari districts.

However in 2014, he did assist the BJP-TDP mix to win the elections over YSRCP, however in 2019, he failed miserably after parting methods with TDP and BJP and aligning with the Left events.

Political strategists really feel that after Chiranjeevi’s political fiasco,  Kapus have misplaced religion of their management and possibly a TDP- JSP or Kamma-Kapu mixture can create some affect.

In all probability retaining this in thoughts the CBN-PK bonhomie, might be a political technique.

Although after 2019, JSP had aligned with BJP, there seems to be an erosion of belief in current instances, and this might add as a bonus to Mr. Naidu, who is aware of that it could be troublesome to drag it off alone.



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