Tamil Nadu politics look for newness and not repeat of drawidian rule
The amazing victory of TTV in R.K. Nagar by-poll which was represented by Amma J Jayalalitha till her demise, she was referred by people not just as...
The amazing victory of TTV in R.K. Nagar by-poll which was represented by Amma J Jayalalitha till her demise, she was referred by people not just as chief minister of the state but the chief minister of people, sends a strong message against drawidian politics. TTV always represents the legacy of MGR and Amma and had contested R.K. Nagar constituency as an independent candidate. In fact he opposed both AIADMK and DMK.
The victory of TTV indicates the changing mood and realities in Tamil Nadu politics. People are fed up with either of the drawidian parties and are looking for an alternative leader and are willing to elect the new leader who is untested and less known.
It looks like time is fully ripe and appropriate for Rajanikanth and Kamal Hassan to enter into Tamil Nadu politics. Their entry will certainly give lot of hope of people of the state who are desperate to end the drawidian rule.
BJP does not have strong organizational network in the state and hence cannot change the current poll arithmetic. Certainly the united AIADMK can easily come back to power if they re-invoke the true legacy of Amma and abandon in fights.
Tamil Nadu politics is changing steadily from dynasty centric, single leader worship based party to multi-leader, equal voice and participation based politics. After the demise of Amma, AIADMK has become a multiple leader and opinion based party. On the contrary, most of the other parties are either controlled by a single family or though a remote sensor from far north.
R.K. Nagar people have set another message clear that the new alternatives must represent Amma and it must be part of AIADMK conglomerate and not the other way. The coalition of newness must be anchored by AIADMK because people believe that the state must integrate itself with centre and must for part of NEW INDIA mission of Modiji if the state has to be developed. By simply invoking the linguistic superiority and kindling the regional sentiments the politicians cannot fool people any longer. By keep kindling the regional and linguistic sentiments the politicians have ruined the state and more so its education.
AIADMK has understood the above philosophy thanks to intellectuals like Mafoi Pandiarajan and others. People of the state certainly recognize that AIADMK and or its conglomerate can develop the state better than any other party. Therefore various warring groups in AIADMK must recognize their responsibility and must live up to the expectations of people.
Until Modiji became the Prime Minister of India, India was ruled by coalition politics where the parties with 4 MP’s also could influence the central government and make the entire cabinet to dance, dive and somersault to its tune. But Modiji has changed the equation completely. Even if Tamil Nadu totally rejects BJP, but still BJP will rule India and it will be the state that will loose its relevance if it fails to go with national vision of Modiji.
AIADMK is more open, accommodative and flexible in integrating the interest of the state with India rather than putting its petty political interest over the welfare of the state.
Considering the scope of bargain politics or muscle flexing politics is over, the state government must go along with national vision of the central government if the state has to be developed. People want new AIADMK, newness in AIADMK and have almost made up their mind as who they should reject.
Instead of playing Tamil politics, parties must actively play the role to develop the state, its education and end corruption. Accepting the leadership of Modiji will do better for the state.
Dr S Ranganathan