Is CBN Viceroy Hotel Episode To Repeat
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People moving closely with Andhra Politics in the last three decades know the prominence of August 26, 1995. Then Chief Minister Shri Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao saw his own MLAs rebelling against him, and taking the side of current Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu. The whole episode began in the Dolphin Hotel in Vishakhapatnam and concluded at the Viceroy Hotel (Marriott, as of date) opposite to the Secretariat.
Nara Chandrababu Naidu managed to conglomerate the support of 150 MLAs and ensured that the legendary actor-cum-politician is ousted from the post of AP CM and TDP President, once and for all.Though, this history damps our eyes slightly, the recent developments in the state hint another ‘Viceroy Episode’ very soon. It is evident that Chandrababu is trying to battle with the anti-TDP wave in the public. At the same time, given TDP’s strained relations with BJP, his ‘Vote-for-Note’ case will be surely opened as the election time nears.
Close sources confirmed that 30-40 MLAs don’t mind switching sides if necessary. Consequently, the Joint High Court will deliver its judgment over the 22 defected YSRCP MLAs who joined TDP. BJP and Jagan (separately) are working on upcoming elections. Meanwhile, Pawan Kalyan, who was TDP’s trump card in 2014 elections, became their ‘unexpected enemy’ all of a sudden.
According to few political analysts, the Viceroy Hotel Episode may not repeat exactly as it was. But, CBN should be prepared to brace himself, for TDP’s sudden downfall, and ‘large’ number of TDP sitting MLAs switching to other parties just before, or after the elections.
Given the ‘Operation Garuda’ plan as discussed by Hero Sivaji, it will be interesting to see whether Chandrababu Naidu will have a change of his plans? Or will he continue with the same old plans? With the No-confidence motion limited to the desk of Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Chandrababu has a tough time ahead of him.Nevertheless, only time can tell how far TDP and Chandrababu will fare in the future!