MyVoice: Views of our readers 21st November 2020
MyVoice: Views of our readers 21st November 2020
Strange games of TRS
After having been cosy with MIM all these years and extending largesse to the party and Muslims in the name of development, TRS working President KT Rama Rao coming out to say that his party will have no truck with MIM in GHMC polls is unbelievable.
In fact after the loss of Dubbaka seat to BJP, the CM appears jittery is coming out with various statements to cut BJP to size by first announcing a meet of non-BJP parties after the municipal elections and in the sane tone asking his party leaders to raise national issues like communal politics and privatisation of PSUs during the campaign trail only goes to show that the party is desperate not to give any room to BJP to score in any of the 150 wards.
Further, when TRS has been having electoral understanding with MIM in Assembly elections, the sudden outburst by working President that TRS would contest in all 150 wards on the plea that support to AIMIM support has always been issue based only one to believe that there would be tacit understanding with friendly contests in the wards that are stronghold of MIM.
With every party claiming that it is going to win, the municipal elections this time unlike in the past is turning out to be prestigious contest with TRS crossing swords with BJP by wooing voters with all sorts of promises and similarly BJP playing Hindutva card. All these points out that it is not a cake walk for anyone with the results showing a photo finish thus reminding the parties that voters cannot be taken for granted with rhetoric.
K R Srinivasan, Secunderabad
KCR's 'national' ambitions
Telangana state Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has come openly supporting and not to disinvest the public sectors in India. Though the critics are seeing this as an election stunt by KCR, it is pertinent at this moment to take such a bold step when the central government is seriously pursuing to disinvest the important public sectors. KCR was very vocal and vehement in opposing the move of the central government to privatise key sectors of our country.
He categorically mentioned the names of sectors which have been helpful to the people and the country so far. He specifically quoted how Life Insurance Corporation of India has been at the Beck and call of the central government to help in need. His mentioning about multinational companies and their hoodwinking policies compared to Indian public sector is worth emulating.
G Thirupathaiah, Hyderabad
BJP should go it alone
We understand that Jana Sena is supporting BJP, but BJP should understand that Jana Sena has no base either in AP or in Telangana State. Getting a support from Jana Sena has no benefit for BJP, rather it may result in loss of BJP votes.
Now BJP should be bold enough to fight elections directly and win the elections for the benefit of people of GHMC.
When once they come to power in GHMC, they must concentrate on long pending problems like: low laying flood prone areas, improving roads, drainage system, storm water drain system, providing corrupt free rule, improving sanitization in the colony's, shifting of dumping yards, improving health and hygiene etc.
Sambasiva Rao Choda, Hyderabad
AP SEC should mend his ways
It seems there is be to no end to the war between State Election Commissioner Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar and the State government over the holding of local body elections that began with the abrupt postponement of ongoing process for the same on March 15 in the pretext of raging Coronavirus.
The Commissioner took unilateral decision of postponement of elections even without consulting either the political boss or officials. This issue has taken several twists and it was even moved to the apex court which directed the Commissioner to coordinate with the State government as and when he wants to restart the process. Instead he has reactivated the process by holding all party meeting without informing the government.
Earlier he written letters to the Union Home Ministry requesting it to provide personal security and blaming the CM and his cabinet in unsolicited manner. As such the State government tried its best to replace him. But the Supreme Court intervened and restored Ramesh Kumar as the SEC. Despite this, the Commissioner has not moulded his ways and giving impression that he is siding a political party.
Moreover he who is particular about holding of local body elections by hook or crook did not initiate even the election process in the previous government when their terms came to end in 2018 despite the court directions. Even now he ought to stop war of letters and rise to the occasion as Constitutional authority rather than a politician and state government also must give due respect to the SEC by forgetting the past in the interest of the State.
Pratapa Reddy Yaramala, Tiruvuru
Netas should maintain decorum
The present AP rulers have to mind their standards and language when they point their fingers at any bureaucrat let alone the content of the issue being unpalatable to the ruling party.
Firstly, it is the AP Govt which overenthusiastically and keenly wanted to go for local elections close on the heels of Corona and the Election Commissioner was meted out with unforeseen treatment and if he had not been given justice by the judiciary he would not have been reinstated.
Of course, his apprehensions that the then prevailing situation wasn't conducive to the local elections were appreciated. Now that the people are not as scared of Corona as then and both Central and State Governments have given concessions on all fronts and people have known to live with precautions whatsoever and so the EC has pragmatic proposal to hold local elections on February, 2021, which is still ahead and the CS has the prerogative to put forward the apprehensions whatsoever and opt for deferring the issue.
The state of affairs is that an honourable Minister, needless to name, has come to lime light in calling the EC names and using unparliamentary words which we detest to quote. Let me quote Nehru's words referring to a French Philosopher Voltaire, in the Parliament when sharply criticised by his opponents said, "Thou I may not agree with what you said but I endorse to death your right to say it. "
It goes in tune with the adage: be firm but polite. Hope the politicians better learn values rather than petty gains.
Dr T Ramadas, Visakhapatnam