Creation of Telangana, ill conceived and ill-timed, is purely a political decision by a beleaguered Congress party that is looking at an absolute doom in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
Everyone has written the Congress party off and it is unlike the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) days of 2004. There are solid reasons, multiple of them. Scores have been written and are being written on the grand failure of the Manmohan Singh’s government in its second term.
The only glint of hope is left with some die-hard supporters of the first political family of India (the Nehru-Gandhi family) and they are using it to improve their loyalty points in case the Congress party comes back to power in future by advising such silly steps to score political mileage.
Yes, these are silly steps that are not going to help Congress but have certainly thrown life out of gear in a large state of India. We can only hope that the dust will finally settle now with the Rajya Sabha passing the Bill today to create Telangana.
Yes, but it is not going to help the grand old party of India, the Congress party, the main party of the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) in any way.
These are bleeding days for Congress.
Going by the political equations on the ground and the projections of almost every pre-poll survey, Congress is going to have a historically low Lok Sabha tally this time. And this is going to happen in Telangana and Seemandhra, too.
After creating Telangana, Congress has lost its script totally in Seemandhra. It is not going to win even a single seat. Kiran Kumar Reddy has resigned and is going to float a new party but YS Jaganmohan Reddy is expected to lead the anti-Congress and anti-Telangana sentiments to drive home a sound poll victory.
Okay, there would have been this thought to handle the anti-incumbency in the united Andhra Pradesh by creating and thus cornering the seats of Telangana.
Congress would have thought of cornering all the 17 seats of Telangana by taking the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) in its fold that could have been a big reprieve in a nationally dismal projection.
But even that is not going to happen. Projections say TRS is going to win almost 90% of the seats and in that case it would not go with Congress. Why would it merge with Congress then when it is going to be the big daddy in Telangana.
And that is written.
So, who advised Congress to go this way?
The haste only affirms the low morale and lack of sensibility in the thinking core of the party. Otherwise, it was certainly not the time for the country to have a new state.
©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/