Friday, April 20, 2018 02:07 PM

Chandrababu Naidu Capital Bond Scheme: A strategy to rouse anti center sentiment

Chandrababu Naidu called for crowd funding for the construction of capital Amaravathi. Earlier he initiated My Brick-My Amaravthi scheme. Though the ruling party calls it an attempt to enlist public participation for the construction of people's capital , the timing and the intent of the proposal clearly reveals that this is a strategy to rouse people's sentiment against the center. The capital narrative helped Naidu to dramatically alter his political fortunes in 2014. Thus, the capital bond scheme is part of Chandrababu Naidu's politics woven around Telugu pride, bifurcation narrative and capital dream. Chandrababu Naidu has mastered the art of simultaneously selling a nightmare(bifurcation) and a titillating dream (capital). This assiduously executed strategy helped Naidu not only win 2014 mandate, but, also ensured a political edge over the opposition.


Behind the change of guard in Andhra Pradesh BJP

Close on the heels of divorce between BJP and the TDP, the change of guard in Andhra Pradesh BJP is taking place. This cannot be an accidental coincidence. The change is integral to the strategic shift in saffron politics in the state. Kambhampati Hari Babu, not just mild mannered and soft spoken is seen to be not hostile to relations with TDP.

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Modi in London: Politics on the foreign soil

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Ambedkar is not just a Dalit icon, his Ideas are Universal

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