Search for new leader is on in AP
V GOPALA KRISHNA MURTHY | 04 Sep 2009
The AP state needs an able administrator after Rajasekhara Reddy. Though pressure on Jagan is there he may not accept as he has very little and administrative knowledge. A Backward Class leader may be given chance to rule the state.
Looking for an able leader to lead the Andhra Pradesh Government is already on by the All India Congress Committee. It is not such as an easy task to AICC to pick an acceptable candidate in an early time.
It is not at an unusual thing by majority legislators and ministers, ask the AICC Chief to nominate YS Jaganmohana Reddy in this distress time. The young parliament member Mr. Jagan is acceptable for some extent in this critical time, but his political career has started just six months back which indicates lack of administrative knowledge. If it is set aside by the party high command his candidature for the CM’s post is satisfactory. Prior to this he should say O.K. It is no doubt the guy has the same tempo and spirit what his late had.
The senior most among the Cabinet, Mr. Rosaiah is good enough to choose as the CM. as he already took the oath for it, if the party high command thinks on side of the coin. Other side of the coin, his experience will not count as he belongs to upper cast first and age factor is second. The opposition will take him easy as he used to be called Vidushaka. Though he is worth enough to rule the state his candidature is not suggestible. He also categorically told the fellow leaders that his appointment is purely temporary till high command picks up an able leader. Hence there is no problem for high command about him.
If we think seriously, there is a leader among the legislators who is Dharmana Prasada Rao, holding Revenue Portfolio and also held the same ministry in the last Reddy Cabinet. His style of working is very much disciplined and an ardent supporter of Congress Party and next to Rajasekhara Reddy. The main advantage to him is from backward classes of North Andhra Region which has not got CM’s post since the formation state. He is very courteous to all. Even opposition is also behaved with him very carefully as he answers any question with a wisdom. His long and answer in the assembly about outer ring road was lauded by opposition even. When in the opposition he used to give wind up speeches of Budget session.
If the AICC think about any Telangana leader there is only one probability from B.Cs’ is Ponnala Laxmaiah who is a Major irrigation Minister. A highly educated and a missile engineer worked in NASA who is also an orator like Dharmana Prasada Rao.
The AICC should pick one among these three (YS Jagan, Dhrmana Prasad and Ponnala Laxmaiah) to continue the smooth sailing of State Government fot the rest of the period.