The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) recently unveiled its election manifesto for the upcoming 2024 elections, which they aptly named the “Attractive Manifesto.” One of the key promises made by the party’s leader, Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu, is to provide Rs. 15,000 financial assistance to women. Additionally, the TDP pledged to offer free bus services to women within the district and provide subsidies and benefits to farmers and etc.
In response to the TDP’s manifesto, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, took a strong stance against Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu and his claims of an “attractive” manifesto. CM Reddy sharply criticized Naidu, highlighting the similarities between the TDP’s promises and those already made by his Government, as well as the Congress and BJP during the Karnataka Elections.
YS Jagan notices that one particular word
While many political parties often choose to ignore or downplay their opponents’ statements, CM Reddy seized on one particular word used by Naidu while announcing his manifesto, namely “Attractive.” He accused Naidu of copying ideas and lacking understanding of the credibility and significance of a manifesto. According to CM Reddy, a manifesto should be crafted with the welfare of backward classes and underprivileged people in mind, offering solutions to their problems. Naidu’s choice of the word “Attractive” only reinforced his lack of comprehension regarding the sanctity of a manifesto.
This incident highlights the astute observation skills of a true politician who can scrutinize their opponents’ every move and effectively target them. While not all contemporary politicians possess this ability, those deeply immersed in the intricacies of politics can uncover opportunities to counter their adversaries.
In this case, other political parties have largely remained silent about the TDP’s manifesto, despite its resemblance to existing schemes and promises made by the Andhra Pradesh government, Congress, and BJP. However, CM Reddy, as the President of the YSR Congress Party, seized upon Naidu’s use of the word “attractive” to accuse him of copying ideas and lacking knowledge about the sacredness and purpose of a manifesto.
This example underscores how a skilled politician can meticulously observe and capitalize on their opponents’ actions, often using a single word or phrase to make a powerful critique.