VenkataS wrote:Bhavani - What you are saying is that AP is pretty much stuck in a rut for the forseaable future. And it will be open season for conversions and corruption.
AP is stuck in a major rut. No good leader to take over any where. There are some up coming leaders but none of them are big enough to form parties to take over a state.
TDP is dying - All leadership has left. CBN is soldiering on, But his biggest mistakes in the last elections was not letting local leaders thrive and a lack of control on the entire narrative.
CBN did encourage a lot of businessmen of Kamma caste and they ruled the roost across AP and they won contracts all over the state. In a place like Vizianagaram, rural East AP all liquor contracts were given to kammas, Same with R&B Contracts. Vizag all major liquor contracts went to Kammas. He did not even accept suggestions by local leaders in any way
The local Business leaders really pulled all stops in defeating CBN. They did not find another alternative in Pawan Kalyan.
Bottom line is every one is corrupt. CBN or Jagan. Jagan is far more corrupt and is rabid christian evangelist, but he lets other leaders like Botsa, etc loot in their own manner and leaves their own turfs to them as long as they cut him in on the deal. For EX: Most land around Bhogapuram and bheemili was bought by Botsa and his minions. obviously Jagan got his share of land in these deals.
CBN's is less corrupt but issue is, he is aligned a lot with his caste and Is probably in search of a legacy, he wants his son to succeed. But Lokesh is an absolute Joker. the biggest Joke was all the big Kamma business men turned Politicos have junked CBN and moved to BJP.
BTW i saw amaravathi and its construction. The layout of the new city is really nice and quality of construction is also very nice. But sadly construction has come to a full stop.
In fact construction across whole of AP has come down heavily, except some parts of Vizag etc. There was no sand supply for 1 year.
Jagan has done this whole decentralization to just hit the opposite caste really hard. The funny thing is a lot of reddy's have bought land in Amaravathi.
There is nothing much happening in AP. Most 20-30 year old's have migrated to ROI, US, Canada what not.
I actually took multiple trips all across AP, Salur, Vizianagaram, Kakinada, rajahmundry, arasavilli, Vijayawada, srikakulam. I drove from Kakinada to a famous Subramanya temple across the godavari canals. There are 10:1 Churches to temples in Most parts of AP. i think AP is now nearly 30% Christian.
The good thing a lot of Hindus have started noticing. people are now openly talking of how Christians are increasing. There is a backlash.