Of late the political scene of Andhra Pradesh is heating up. Three parties Telugu Desam Party, Congress and Praja Rajyam Party are putting their best efforts to get to power in the upcoming elections.
While it is common knowledge that parties allege each other in this preparatory season, I was totally surprised by few statements made by a leader from Congress party.
The youth wing leader of Praja Rajyam Party, apparently alleged Congress party men and specially a Wakf Board chairman as traitor. In response to this statement, the Wakf Board chairman, who is from a minority community said:
“You are calling all of our community as traitors, who do you think you are?”
This is a clear example of how political leaders make a simple allegation into an issue of religion. These comments were more than enough to spark controversy and perhaps some riots.
While civilized and socially aware may understand this very easily, people who blindly go by their leaders words may totally miss the mal intent and resort to baneful activities.
So called civilized always step away from their duty to vote with lame excuses such as “Nothing can change this country”. This is my call for all of us to show that what democracy can do! Please go and vote.
And you politicians, please please do not make your power mongering tactics into issues of religion and brew hatred between communities… Please…
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