Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Chandra Babu Naidu’s observation that there is no hereditary politics in TDP is at once amusing and pokes fun at the public sensibility. Naidu is where he is because he happens to be son in law of NTR. In the recent election campaigning, NTR’s photos were extensively used, placed prominently on the head of Chandra Babu Naidu. If there is no hereditary element in TDP, what is the relevance of Hari Krishna, Bala Krihna, Junior NTR, Kalyan Ram and others of his pedigree who took active part in canvassing and invoked the name of NTR at every street corner. Let’s not forget that Naidu’s son –Lokesh was given credit for the CASH TRANSFER SCHEME, which was the main thrust of TDP. There was a demand in certain pockets of TDP for making Balakrishna as Chief minister, if TDP were to come to power. It may be true that in other parties it is only sons in the fray, while in TDP it is son in law and sons as well.