Amaravati, Aug 03: With elections to the Andhra Pradesh assembly fast approaching, political parties have started indulging in attacks against one another using social media as a platform.
And not just parties, even the fans and followers of political party heads – be it Telugu Desam Party president and chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu (or) YSR Congress party chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy (or) Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan have been running down their opponents.
Drilling out the old comments of their leaders (or) political blunder (or) unpopular decisions (or) even their previous statements which are contrary to their present stands.
For example, an open-old statement made by Naidu explaining how he had got an offer to become the Prime Minister of the country in 1996-1997 and how he had turned it down for the sake of the state is now doing rounds in some Facebook groups. And this statement has brought out an alluring claim made Naidu.
# Who prevented Naidu from becoming the Prime Minister?
Well, according to CM Chandrababu Naidu, several regional party heads had proposed his name for the PM post when the United front replaced the Congress party after 1996 Lok Sabha elections.
"I would have considered the offer, but my son Lokesh gave me the right advice. He told me that the PM post was not permanent, whereas if continued as the chief minister, I could do a lot for the people of the state. If people blessed me, I could continue as the chief minister for a long time," Naidu brought to mind then.
So, it was Lokesh who had influenced his father and ceased him from becoming the PM and the chance had gone to HD Deve Gowda first and IK Gujral later.
Now, the netizens are inquiring how Nara Lokesh had analysed the situation with so much maturity at such a young age.
Lokesh was born in 1983 and so, he must have been just 13 years old in 1996. How can a 13-year old boy give such a pivotal advice to Babu on PM post and how Naidu had accepted it.
However, Political analysts say that you cannot do anything except listening to the Politician's insane statements.