The Bharatiya Janata Party rules in 17 states out of the 29 in India. It is poised to cross over to power in 23 states by next year. Going forward, the short-term vision of the party is certainly to achieve 100% states under its rule. It will be possible either on its own or through alliance governments in about 3 to 4 years.
This relentless passion to govern the entire nation both at the Centre and in all the States has not risen out of lust for power.
Being the largest functional democracy in the world, it’s quite unfortunate that this country is in such a situation even after 70 years of independence that there is not a single party except BJP, which can claim to be above petty political expediency in their quest for power. History is a testament to this fact.
BJP stands tall as the only party which is competent to govern, with clear intentions to serve the weakest and the poorest Indian. BJP is the only legitimate and professionally run organisation, which is not led and driven by selfish interests of a family, a fascist individualist or few immature cronies with an extinct ideology. All other parties in India will certainly fall in either of the aforementioned categories.
As of now, it's only the BJP which can safeguard this nation's constitution, drive the nation towards a sustainable and inclusive growth, and protect its integrity and sovereignty. This is how most Indians across the nation aspire and feel today, going by the consistently rising support for BJP leadership year after year.
There is no other party which can claim the legitimacy of purpose, clear intentions, uncorrupt governance, galaxy of competent national leadership and the nation-first ideology, which BJP inherits from its 37-year eventful political legacy. The successful BJP-led state governments’ track record and now a national government's track record exemplify and establish that it's only BJP which can walk the talk.
Telangana State needs BJP-ruled government sooner than later. Such is the dire need of the people of Telangana. BJP rise in Telangana State is imminent, it's just a matter of time. Telangana people across the state from different demographics are silently aspiring for massive change, the change only a BJP Government can bring in.
It's not natural that a first-time elected government of a regional party loses faith of its own people so easily, as TRS is losing. TRS is fast losing ground purely by its own making and for a singular reason – utter, visible and wilful misgovernance.
Telangana is the youngest state of Indian Union. The state is formed after a 60-year-long struggle for statehood. Many sacrifices were made and lives lost in the historic resistance for separate statehood from the united Andhra Pradesh. The fight was for equal rights. It was for water, employment and resource, which were being denied in fair proportion to the region of Telangana by very powerful rulers from the merged state of Andhra Pradesh.
The entire movement from 1960s to 2014 was about abject poverty, lack of agricultural infrastructure, lack of developmental funds, lack of employment and issues relating to cultural identity, equal opportunity and freedom of expression to protest.
The reason for such quick loss of faith on the incumbent state government being run by CM KCR is quite clear. He was one of the key protagonists of all the issues that the Telangana people fought for, and which they wanted to accomplish after the statehood. However, their dreams were shattered right in the first few years after attaining complete statehood, by the first elected government of Telangana State.
The speed with which CM KCR and his party TRS have let the Telangana people down has dismayed even his distractors and opposition parties in Telangana State. It's not easy to slide down so fast in the eyes of loyal followers and voters. TRS party has surely achieved this huge feat very soon through their dismal governance.
CM KCR is leading a failed government. He has failed miserably with his incompetence to govern and administer Telangana State. He is quite competent at theatre politics; however, his lack of administration and governance capabilities has been thoroughly exposed to the people of Telangana State.
Telangana people need good governance and people-centric governance. That's the least they can expect from their first state government, after all the hardships they faced during the period of struggle for statehood.
Telangana people were expecting a government with vision and empathy, which will plan for long-term outcomes and invest in agricultural infrastructure, irrigation, road connectivity, homes for poor, industrial infrastructure, employment through skill development, betterment of education and medical infrastructure.
They were expecting short-term welfare and long-term inclusive developmental initiatives to better their living standards. They were hopeful that a separate state would better their livelihood opportunities and fulfil their aspirations of better life than earlier. However, the people of Telangana have been thoroughly disappointed in the first 3 years, with willful misgovernance by CM KCR.
The TRS government led by CM KCR has neither vision nor direction. His government is 'as adhoc as it can get.' It fails at basic governance standards and best practices. It's explicitly autocratic and atrociously incompetent, to meet the basic aspirations the people and fundamental expectations of a democratic government.
The entire administrative system seems to be dysfunctional with neither a legitimate and functional system, process, tasking, accountability nor a reliable review mechanism. The way this government is functioning, it’s evident that none of the Council of Ministers is either authorised or competent to make any decisions on their own and hence they all have zero accountability.
The entire government is being run by CM KCR and just a couple of his family members. No arm and branch of the state government seems to be operating freely by competent authority nor independently without special interests’ intervention.
CM KCR operates from his home not from the state secretariat and most of his ministers follow suit. Most of the administrative officers across departments are clueless on their roles and responsibilities, especially after the disastrous district reorganisation which has turned 10 revenue districts into 31, just randomly. The unprecedented unilateralism, ad hocism and misgovernance has rendered the government immobile and disoriented.
KCR-led Telangana State government has failed in all areas and departments of governance. Agriculture, which is naturally over dependent on the state government's timely interventions is the worst hit. The farmers are experiencing a nightmare in the last 3 years of this government. This state has experienced an unprecedented number of farmer suicides in its tenure.
Lack of crop planning support, lack of marketing support initiatives, failure in monitoring crop yields and lack of fund allocation for extending bonus or other forms of market interventions have caused havoc in the lives of poor farmers in Telangana State. The ongoing distress of mirchi farmers is a live example of the colossal failure of TRS government.
Whether it is education, health, civic infrastructure, city or rural roads, irrigation or agriculture, the state is reeling under severe mismanagement. The new districts are a hogwash and have disrupted even the little evolutionary growth which was naturally due in rural Telangana. Unemployment is unattended to and most of the projected industrial growth is stunted.
The people of Telangana, just as in all other states being ruled by this type of family enterprises, are aspiring for a massive change, and they want it sooner than later. BJP stands as the only reliable and legitimate alternative for all those who are fed up of these power monger parties, which have no sincerity in serving people through good governance. Parties like TRS are only after perpetuity of power for petty political expediency and self-interests.
They have no interest nor stakes in uplift of the poor, deprived, forgotten classes and sections of people.
With the BJP national president Amit Shah focusing on this state and the people of Telangana willing to give BJP a chance to fulfil their aspirations, BJP rise to power to cater to the dire needs of the people of Telangana is a certainty. It's just a matter of time, for a BJP State government in the Telangana State.