Friday, January 25, 2013

Agreements Between Rajiv Gandhi and N.T.Rama Rao for 1984/85 Elections

In 1984 August, N.T.Rama Rao was removed from C.M. post by Nadendla Bhaskara Rao with the support of Indira Gandhi. Within a month, N.T.R became C.M. again, because, Nadendla could not prove his majority in the assembly. After N.T.R. became C.M second time, he started getting trouble from the MLAs who supported him when Nadendla rebelled. They behaved in such a way that, N.T.R was in his position because of them. He got frustrated with them, and wanted to get a fresh elections to prove himself and to expel those MLAs.

At the same time, Rajiv Gandhi was also asking for early elections to utilize the sympathy of assassination of Indira Gandhi. For the early elections for A.P. State Assembly, Rajiv Gandhi had few conditions, and N.T.R. accepted them.

TDP should not put any strong candidates to three leaders of Congress Party. They are P.V.Narasimha Rao (Hanumakonda), Siva Sankar (Medak) and Jalagam Vengala Rao (Khammmam). TDP gave Hanumakonda to BJP and Khammam to CPM. It put a mandal leader in Medak. But, with the sympathy that NTR had, TDP won in Medak, and BJP won in Hanumakonda. However, CPM lost in Khammam, and Jalgam Vengala Rao won there. In that elections, BJP won only in two seats in the entire country, and Hanumakonda is one of them. The two great Prime Ministers of India (P.V.Narasimha Rao and Atal Bihari Vajpayee) lost in this election.

N.T.Rama Rao should not go to any other state for publicity. Due to personal friendship, he had to go to Kolar of Karnataka on the invitation of Rama Krishna Hegde. For going there, he got a call from Delhi on why he went there.

Elections for the Parliament and Assembly should not happen at the same time. Elections for Parliament happened in Dec 1984, and for Assembly, it happened in March 1985.

Courtesy: NTR tho Nenu (Me with NTR) by H.J.Dora

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