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Andhra Politics; Late 19’s & Early 20’s; Part 1

History of Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh, the Rice Bowl of India It is one of the most famous states and historical places in the country; yes, it has a lot of history, and the people who live here speak the Telugu language, one of the hardest languages to learn and speak. Yes, it’s true; even though I am a Telugu guy, I don’t know some words and can’t even pronounce them, but it’s a wonderful language. In 1953, every state was divided, and the Telugu people got Andhra Pradesh. So, if this is a famous state, then there must be interesting politics, right? Haha, I am just kidding. Politics is an interesting topic, at least according to me, but if there is a topic that everyone talks about, I would say it’s politics.

Ha! Now I am coming to the main point: politics. Yes, let’s get into the deep end. Are you ready? Come on, let’s go!

                                           Parties Formation

We all know that since 1947, when we got independence, the Indian National Congress has taken the oath of ruling the country. When the heads were discussing the prime minister, there were 15 committees, and in those 15 committees, 12 committees had elected Sardhar Vallabai Pattel, but we don’t know exactly what happened at that time; unfortunately, he couldn’t be the first PM of India. After that, a lot of things happened, including the formation of the NDA and regional parties, among other things. Now we will come to Andra’s politics.

We all know that for a few years, there was the Congress era. A few years after getting independence, Congress ruled all over India, and then the people got frustrated with it or fed up with it. During that time, Nadamuri Taraka Rama Rao, better known as Sr. NTR, who had a lot of following in Telugu states and had done a lot of good films, was in power. In 1982, on his birthday, he started the Telugu Desam Party, which is popularly known as the TDP; now Nara Chandra Babu Naidu is ruling the party. I don’t want to discuss their journey because we all knew it, and if I have to discuss it then I will cover it in another series, but here we are only going to talk about outside politics.

                                       What made INC fall?

Yes, people were fed up with the Congress party; maybe we should say corruption, but we should not say that. Ha, after independence in 1947, when Nehru became the prime minister, every Indian was in one status, like Congress helped us to get independence, and yes, it was true, but they have taken it as an advantage, and you know, in southern states, we will give more respect to our language, right? Yes, that is correct; when NTR decided to start his party, the name Telugu Desam Party was chosen by everyone in Telugu.

For nearly two decades after the formation of Andhra Pradesh, the Congress Party remained dominant in state politics. It won all the elections held for the parliament and legislative assembly.

At that time, NTR was a very famous man. You don’t believe it, but in some homes, he was the god. People loved to hear his speeches; he has taken the new rules and regulations and a lot of advantages for the state; we all know him for the 2-rupee rice scheme and the mid-day meal scheme. By the late 1970s, the decline of the Congress had set in; unlike some other states, Andhra Pradesh did not have a ‘supreme leader’ at the state level, in the sense of one who could authoritatively take decisions in organizational and governmental matters and who enjoyed an overwhelming following among the general public.

Continues……………..in the Next week, stay updated!

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