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Desperation of TDP and Its Supporters!

Ever since TDP lost 2004 and 2009 Elections to YSR-led Congress Party in Andhra Pradesh, TDP and its followers had blamed various issues, parties, leaders, and even people’s lack of ethics for their losses.

They desperately want to win, for they know that not coming to power in 2014 will sound death knell for TDP, and its supporters. So, in their desperation they targeted late Dr. YSR, and Jagan, their family because they know fully well that it would be only Jagan that is standing in their path of dreams. They went as far as helping Sonia led Congress party to jail Jagan, in the hope that Jagan’s arrest would cripple YSRCP. It did not happen and in fact YSRCP gathered more strength after his arrest, as people started clearly seeing the conspiracy and collusion of TDP and Congress. Arrival of Vijayamma and Sharmila made the matters worse for TDP, forcing them to go hard after the women of YSR family. TDP does not seem to understand that every deriding comment of Chandrababu, Lokesh, Revanth, Mothkupalli, and Varla Ramayya on YSR family loses thousands of votes.

The simple truth that TDP and its followers don’t happen to see is that the Congress governments, after ten straight years of ruling in the center as well as in the state are facing extreme anti-establishment sentiments and they are bound to lose massively, come 2014.

The credible opposition parties would easily win the people’s mandate. TDP, in the state, had not acted as the main opposition party that it has been, by its single minded focus on tarnishing YSR and Jagan, instead of championing people and their issues. Their lame excuses for not supporting the no-confidence motion on the state government made people dumbstruck. So, instead of becoming the choice for anti-establishment, TDP forced itself to become part of the establishment! This has caused the most damage to their prospects and its showing in every kilometer of Chandrababu’s padayaatra, with open rebellion, desertions at the local and state level. But, nothing has changed fundamentally for TDP and Chandrababu, even though they claims are different. If they are true to their claims, they would have forced the Speaker to disqualify the rebel MLAs and gone for the elections. Simple as that! This has set in more desperation in the rank and file, as well as the top leadership of TDP, as they know the real truth.

The survey of C-Voter Times Now and the joy expressed by Chandrababu, other TDP leaders, and overexposure of it in yellow media is one such example of deep desperation.

Most everyone, who follows the politics and trends know that C-Voter survey is completely fake and don’t look scientific at all. The TDP’s desperation to give hope to party cadres and deserting leaders made them laughing stock in front of the people. Chandrababu’s claims that Jagan wave is subsiding as the Times Now survey showed lesser number of seats for YSRCP is ridiculous and comparing apples and oranges, as the initial Nielsen survey (always proved to be more reliable) predicted over 30 MPs for YSRCP. This is in fact comparing apples and oranges, as they are two different organizations and only one of them has credibility.

Chandrababu has been projected as a smart politician by the yellow media, and this latest desperation is unmaking his true mettle. Chandrababu wilts under pressure, and Jagan, who has been under tremendous pressure but, comes out fighting and never flinching even in the direst situations is complete opposite of Chandrababu.

I have a feeling that there will be another cooked up survey by one of the national organizations, fueled by TDP and its cronies and it will show that TDP is improving and YSRCP is declining. If only these organizations would be penalized heavily for publishing biased surveys, they would be more careful.

Whatever surveys predict, the truth remains crystal clear with the masses. I would be stunned if YSRCP loses even one MP seat in Seemandhra’s 25 and not win more than five out of 17 in Telangana. YSRCP will win at least 140 MLA seats in Seemandhra and will be second in the seats they lose, which translates to complete sweep of MP seats there. It is also doing very well, per independent internal surveys show that YSRCP is doing well in Khammam, Nalgonda, Rangareddy, Medak, Hyderabad, and parts of Mahboobnagar, Warangal, and Kareemnagar.

Simple truth is that Congress is losing heavily, TDP is not ready to cash this and letting YSRCP win. TDP should not depend on fake surveys, and start working on gaining confidence of people that they lost long back. The lack of credibility in Chandrababu’s leadership and personality has cause them to lose all of over 60 bi-elections and deposits in more than half of them! Till TDP repairs the damage caused by their support for sitting Congress government, collusion with Congress party, caste zealousness and looking down on other communities, more and more communities would be moving away from it and defeats keep coming at a faster rate and bigger in size!

Gurava Reddy, Atlanta (reddy.gurava@yahoo.com)

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