DRAMA GOES ON IN AP
Dr K Prabhakar Rao
The drama for the crowning of next CM of AP state is unfolding revealing how fallen are the values. There is a guy who stated that he would resign if Jagan the son of late CM does not become CM. The old man Rosiah the temporary CM already stated that Jagan is fit to become CM and he is advertising for him. How a person who won his first election recently has all the experience to guide the complex state like AP? Some can always say that when Rajiv could become PM of India why not Jagan for a state in India? Very true. Thus any one can become anything in India if he is the son of a powerful guy. Very soon a constitutional amendment would surely be made that whenever a top gun passes away while in chair automatically his son should get the post. If there is no son his daughter should get the post. If they are not willing his wife should get it. When all options are over from the family, it could be offered to other person that too with the permission of the family.
There is also confusion whether the cabinet should continue or not. Some say the ministers have to take oath again. What is the difficulty in taking oath? guys are scared that they may loose the posts if a new cabinet is to be formed. Best thing is to scrap the cabinet and the next regular CM should be allowed to form his cabinet. People want to stick around at all costs. That is the spirit. Many guys have committed suicide or died hearing the passing away of Mr YSR. Very tragic indeed. Soon some people also may commit or at least threaten to die if Jagan does not get the throne. Many things can be stage managed too. Pressure would be built by the actors. But high command probably is playing safe and does not want to risk the state into the hands of an inexperienced youth. This euphoria would disappear after some time and opposition parties although are sober at present would soon bare their fangs at the new incumbent. YSR was undisputed leader and there is no doubt about it. But he also had opposition in his own party. The present acting CM is an old horse and he was coolly side lined by YSR asking him not to contest as MLA and as MLC has been rehabilitated. The council is a place where tears are wiped for some old guys who are kept in good humour and still denying post of MLA. For some it is a back door entry. Mr Rosiah also had health problem earlier and is now appearing to be confident and beaming with glow. Already there is a talk that he should be allowed to continue as CM after taking OK from the family of late CM ( as seen in TV scrolling). Taking permission from family is not understood. All sympathies are with the family on the tragic death . But why the family is to be consulted? Corollary is that some one from the family has to be next CM as per Congress ethics. Others can become only when family refuses. Strange are the Indian ways of governing and Indian democracy as practiced by Congress. God bless the state.
Dr K Prabhakar Rao