Why did the chief ministers not get help from the BJP government in Andhra Pradesh? | #KhabarLive Hyderabad
redespite all possible efforts, the chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh have failed to secure appropriate assistance from the Union government. The root cause will be carelessness, political implications or fine-tuning.
Any state in the Indian Union can flourish with adequate financial support from the Union government, whatever the policy! However, if the rulers of a particular state choose to keep a stoic silence on the negligent attitude of the Center, then that state will have to compromise on its development on all fronts.
Political combinations have become inevitable for the stability of the Central government over the past quarter century. Only the current regime, which retained power during the last general elections, was able to change things to assert its “majority” policy. As early as the days of former Prime Minister Chandrasekhar, who, although his party won only 40 seats in Lok Sabha, could succeed in ruling the country 31 years ago with the “extensive support” of other political forces like-minded such management situations the government with artificial force has become common in Indian politics.
The ruling dispensation at the national level naturally finds political partners in each state. These combinations decide the fate of the states concerned in terms of the allocation of funds, although there are prescribed norms, framed by the Constitution, for the distribution of funds among the states on the basis of the population, the collection of taxes , geographic conditions and other parameters.
Take the example of Andhra Pradesh when it was undivided. During the NDA-1 regime led by Prime Minister AB. Vajpayee, AP should have been in first position among states when it comes to the flow of funds and infrastructure development, as the ruling Telugu Desam party in AP and a constituent of the NDA had a force of 29 members in the Lok Sabha. Without the support of the TDP, the NDA government would not have survived the full five-year term (1999-2004). Yet the TDP was unable to secure much for the state except for 35 lakh tonnes of rice under the Food for Work program.
The then PA chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu had a say in the Union government and was able to dictate the conditions. Had he used this influence to secure the Polavaram project, the project could have been completed during Chandrababu’s first pass at an estimated cost of only Rs.16,000 crore. This cost has now increased to Rs.53,000 crore.
The current residual state of Andhra Pradesh is struggling to secure the necessary funds for the Polavaram multipurpose project. In addition, the states of Orissa and Telangana have become strong opponents of the Polavaram project due to the possible submersion of large tracks of their land.
Random allocations within Union budgets are also to blame. During the UPA regime led by Dr Manmohan Singh, the Center turned a blind eye to the PA’s demands. Chief Ministers of Congress, Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy, K. Rosaiah and N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, used to be left behind when answering questions from the Assembly on allocations in the budget of the Union, the proposals for new lines in the rail budget at every opportunity. On the other hand, the DMK, an alliance partner of the UPA with 18 deputies, could succeed in obtaining the maximum allowances thanks to pressure tactics.
Undivided Andhra Pradesh got a rough deal, despite contributing over 30 seats to Lok Sabha for supporting Congress for two consecutive terms – 2004 and 2009. The Congress party led by Sonia Gandhi offered a “gift of return “with gratitude to the Telugu people by breaking the high potential southern state into two pieces.
After the bifurcation, the residual state of AP began its journey with the same experiences from the past. Chandrababu Naidu, who had ruled the undivided state for almost 9 years, became ruler of the state again because people believed that the residual state was orphaned and therefore needed an experienced person like Naidu to make things right. . But he was unable to secure special category status for the state despite being a key partner in the government led by the NDA by Narendra Modi.
This anti-titular factor worked well in YS Jaganmohan Reddy’s favor and he easily achieved his goal of taking the reins of power in AP. The electorate were very impressed with Jagan’s campaign pledge to bring SCS for AP, if elected to power, with 25 Lok Sabha seats. People gave it 22 seats. But things weren’t so easy for Jagan as Modi’s BJP successfully reached the 272-seat mark at Lok Sabha and ultimately settled down to 304 seats.
This political development disappointed Jagan’s YSR Congress party, as Modi needed the support of even the alliance partners. Then, Jagan had to announce during his very first official visit to New Delhi as Chief Minister that he would continue to ask Modi the SCS whenever he met them until the end of his tenure as Chief Minister. five years. Two and a half years of Jagan’s reign have passed and the SCS issue hasn’t even budged an inch.
Jaganmohan Reddy is said to have applied his thoughts to his DA cases, whose arguments are pending in the courts of CBI & ED. In this crucial step, he cannot put pressure on the Modi government for SCS. Thus, he continues to support the Modi government.
So even powerful rulers with strength in the lower house of parliament could not deliver to the state. This is the reality on the ground. In such situations the voters are the real losers if a sufficient flow of funds from the Union government is not ensured! #KhabarLive #hydnews