Calling the President
State government negotiates with terrorists. Terrorists pull out of peace process, and resume armed struggle. Top terrorist leaders from all over India gather for a ‘plenary’ in the jungle. Special police forces corner them. Terrorists call central and state government ministers. Ministers ask police to stand down. Terrorists escape. Terrorists express umbrage. ‘Concerned citizens’ too express umbrage — at the government’s attempt to capture terrorist leader! The government is apologetic.
Unfortunately, you don’t wake up from this macabre dream. It is real, and it just happened in Andhra Pradesh.
The Congress-led government of Andhra Pradesh state is a danger to India’s national security. Far from being India’s second IT success story, Andhra Pradesh risks becoming its newest failed state. State governments have been dismissed for much less. The YSR Reddy government must be given the axe.