Vizag episode was a sweet revenge

By Gopal.T Feb. 28, 2020, 11:21 am IST
Vizag episode was a sweet revenge

For many people, the incidents that happened in Visakhapatnam the other day, were part of a sweet revenge or a tit for tat and has nothing to do with the capital issue, the bone of contention, as being claimed by both the YSR Congress and the TDP.

While the YSR Congress leaders say that it was a clear revolt of the people of Uttarandhra against Chandrababu Naidu for neglecting the region, the TDP leaders say that it was manufactured by the ruling party to cover up its leaders’ involvement in land deals in this port city.

But the fact is that people are looking at it as a sweet revenge, a tit for tat, for Chandrababu Naidu. Those who were part of the protest against Chandrababu Naidu’s visit to Visakhapatnam and those who have watched it on TVs, felt that the incident was just a lesson for the TDP and a revenge by the YSR Congress.

It was in 2018, when the TDP was in power and Chandrababu Naidu was the chief minister, the police have stopped the then Opposition leader Y S Jaganmohan Reddy in the airport. He was not allowed to walk even into the airport longue at Visakhapatnam. He was sent back to Hyderabad.

Two years later, Jaganmohan Reddy is sitting as Chief Minister of the State and Chandrababu Naidu is the opposition leader. The venue too was Visakhapatnam airport.

Naidu was allowed to come out of the airport for his proposed motor cycle rally. It was then, the police stopped him as there was huge crowd that blocked the way ahead.

The protesters who sought Chandrababu Naidu to accept the three capitals model or go back from Visakhapatnam, blocked the TDP chief on the road for nearly four hours. He was just confined to his car, as the protesters blocked his way.

Chandrababu Naidu had to walk back to the airport and take the flight back to Hyderabad, dropping his visit to Vizianagaram district for Praja Chaitanya Yatra.

There was tension in the town and the TV channels were giving a live show of the events. It was just an entertainment programme for most of the people as they watched it as a sweet revenge for what he did to Jaganmohan Reddy in 2018.

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