What a tricky field Politics is!
This would be the reaction of any new comer in to the world of Politics. People in this field would have to be strong and bravehearts to survive in this field and then make a name for themselves. In the world of politics, everything is an issue to be fought for and also everything is a non-issue worth laying low over. If a politician raises an issue, he is called for politicising a small issue. If the very politician ignores that very issue, he may be called as a coward for not raking up that Important issue. Such is the way politics are being played in the country, or may be the world over.
If one observes the brand of politics being played by the politicians of Andhra Pradesh, one would understand that these people are indeed great performers of their art if not they would have been branded as madmen by many of their trade.
I would like to mention two politicians mastering their trade:
1. Chandrababu over Babli
He was the Chief Minister of the state for nearly a decade and brought fame to himself as a Hi-Tec CM of India, who was looked as a harbinger of growth. But all that changed as soon as he lost power in 2004. He suddenly wanted to become a messaiah for the farmer community which did not trust him even in the 2009 elections. He brought forward the Babli dam issue which is being built by Maharashtra in the catchment area of the Sriram Sagar project in AP.
He made all the hullabaloo with regards to the project and even spent dark nights in an obscure ITI in the state of Maharashtra. But with that effort he achieved two objectives. First, he wriggled his party out of the tough Telengana corner which was about to damage his prospects in future and the second he also became a hero in the eyes of the very farmers who have neglected him.
2. Rosaiah over Babli, Jagan, Naidu, etc, etc, etc
Rosaiah should be the most unwanted Chief Minsiter of the state of Andhra Pradesh. He was thrusted this job after the untimely demise of YS Rajashekar Reddy. And since then began the toughest times for him as a politician. He had to face anti-incumbency in his own party against against his rule. And added to that the political ambitions of YS Jagan Mohan Reddy made his life tough in the party as well as bureaucracy. And then followed the toughest time of his political career, the Telengana movement.
Rosaiah endured all the backlash against him and slowly but surely brought his cabinet colleagues into line with the generous help of the high-command. He also put the ball in Sonia’s court whenever a tricky situation arose with his colleagues. The law-and-order situation during the Telengana stuggle went for a toss but http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=widgetsamazon-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B003MVZJ50&fc1=000000&IS2=1<1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrstill Rosaiah’s government braved the odds to bring peace and tranquility to the lives of the people.
He also let Chandrababu hog all the limelight on the Babli issue so as to divert the people’s attention from the “Odarpu Yatra” of Jagan. In that process he pulled the wheels out of Jagan’s tour and made people focus more on the current issues on hand. The seasoned politician that he is, Rosaiah has weathered the storm and is now expected a smooth sail.
The lives of those in public are not easy to comprehend and neither are their moves to sustain their political career in which they are expected to improve the conditions of the populace.