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Updated: October 18, 2013 20:12 IST

Purandeswari visit to Vijayawada creates a buzz

G. Venkataramana Rao
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Union Minister Daggubati Purandeswari
Union Minister Daggubati Purandeswari

Is Union Minister Daggubati Purandeswari being seen as trouble-shooter for the Congress, who can pacify the dominant Kamma community in the Krishna Delta region and wean them away from the Samaikyandhra agitation?

Her visit to the city, was dubbed a ‘private’ one, but looked more like a mission to bring together people from the community and to convince a few influential people like industrialists to start thinking about what the region needed post-division. As a leader with strong moorings in the Seemandhra region, the Congress high command will be looking to her to create a foundation to rebuild the party in Seemandhra after the party’s image was dented in the past two months.

Caste will play a very big role in the coming elections as the division of the State will bring about a sea change in the overall caste composition of the electorate and will therefore change the stand of major political parties also.

Whatever may have been her excuse to come to the city on Wednesday, speculation is that she came to give an important message to leaders of the powerful Kamma community in Krishna district. The caste composition of the newly-formed State would favour the sections of society that had not been able to capture political power like the BCs and Kapus. It is under this scenario that Ms. Purandeswari’s trip to the city assumes significance.

I am sure great NTR is watching his daughter in dismay from up above in the heaven. He stood for the pride of the Telugu speaking people when Congress, in particular Gandhi family took people of Andhra for ride. The way Congress humiliated people of power from Andhra was an eye opener for every Telugu person at that time. Now, the offspring of that blood is pretty much ignoring the sentiments of same people in the name of power. Instead of supporting and standing behind people of Seemandhra in these tough times, she is focused on keeping her job and pretty much repeat the humiliation of Telugu people that her father once fought against. I wish NTR was still alive. He would have spanked her into shape. We sure miss him.

from:  kesavan
Posted on: Oct 18, 2013 at 23:33 IST

Congress, while blaming BJP for communal politics, has played the caste politics in AP and other places. Honestly, the rich people from different communities controlled the elections, got elected and further enriched themselves. People like Purandreswari, Lagadapati, Kavuri Sambasiva Rao, Botsa, Chiranjeevi on and on are extremely rich people with many investments. They hang onto power to advance their business interests. A genuine enquiry can put lot of them in jail for corruption.

from:  Prasad
Posted on: Oct 18, 2013 at 19:01 IST
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