Enough of this drama, Mr Naidu!

The Telugu Desam Party leaders’ so-called fight for special category status to Andhra Pradesh has gained an overdose so much that the people are frustrated to witness their high drama again and again.The TDP lost the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha against the Narendra Modi government and none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that it is not possible to grant special category status to Andhra Pradesh.The same thing was reiterated by Union home minister Rajnath Singh in Rajya Sabha a couple of days later.

And BJP member in Rajya Sabha G V L Narasimha Rao also got a reply from the Centre as to why AP would not be able to get the status as it was getting more than it could have got from the special category status.Yet, the TDP MPs are continuously creating ruckus inside and outside Parliament, obviously for the sake of media focus. They know fully well that despite their drama, the Centre will not yield to their demand.

What is worse, Naidu is directing the whole drama in the name of teleconference with the MPs, asking them to continue their fight against the Centre and carry forward the spirit to public. So, this drama will continue till August 10, when the Parliament session ends.Any overdose of drama will only counter-productive for Naidu. Since the Centre has made its stand clear, what Naidu should do is to leave it to the people to decide in the next elections.

In the meantime, he can continue to sustain the issue by speaking on it in public meetings and rallies.The party leaders should go into the people and explain how the Centre remained adamant despite their fight.

So, there is no point in continuing the drama in New Delhi, but the TDP should take the battle into the people.