Did Jagan fail to assess the enemy?
The developments in the AP Legislative Council yesterday, were unwarranted and the politicians owe an explanation to the future generations on the functioning of the legislature. What if the legislature goes against the law of the land and violates the constitution of India? The members of the AP Legislature – both the Houses – owe an explanation, keeping aside their politics.
The two Houses – Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council – a designated to take up the government business on priority. The very purpose for which they exist is to carry out the business of the government first on priority and then the individual members. But, the Legislative Council had failed to do so. It had failed to take up the government business as the majority members allowed their whip the prevail upon the Chair.
The person occupying the Chair – the Chairman of the Legislative Council in this case – should have acted as per the constitution or as per the rule position. But, unfortunately, he acted as per the whip of his political party, in violation of the rule and constitution, just to please the party chief.
The chair has discretionary powers, which the chairman claimed. But, the discretionary is wisdom and the wisdom should have told the Chairman that the party which he represents was defeated by the people in the election and another party had come to power. The will of the people was against his party (TDP in this case) and it was in favour of the YSR Congress. The chairman must have realised this and used his discretionary powers and allowed the Government Business to be carried out.
On its part, the government had failed to make an assessment out of the Opposition party, particularly the Leader of the Opposition Chandrababu Naidu. Anyone who knows Chandrababu Naidu and his politics would certainly take every care to challenge him. Being chief minister, Jaganmohan Reddy, had failed to make this assessment. Sitting in a cesspool, he should not think of being a clean person, particularly when it comes to face a rival politician like Chandrababu Naidu.
Having lost the faith of the people and was defeated in the election, Chandrababu Naidu still wants to dictate terms to the government and even wants to sit in the chief minister’s chair. Chandrababu Naidu and some people from his caste are ready to do anything to defeat or defame Jaganmohan Reddy. When the enemy is too strong and too opportunistic, fighting with such a person is important and the fighter should be alert, where Jagan and his team had failed.