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Feb 22, 2011

JP and Me

To me, JP meant or maybe even means everything good in politics.  Personally, a person on whom we can not point a finger on, genuine and an encyclopedia of political administrative knowledge and one person of which clan/breed or whatever it is I wish there were more and proud to be a contemporary of his.

I initially came to know about him through Loksatta Movement when there were these campaigns of bringing about awareness in people through ads in TV channels... that tone still rings in my ears.. LOKSATTA.. IDI MEE SATTAA and those teeny tiny ads.. these kinds of moulded my thought process in the very crucial age, in late 90s, in my teens.



What is a vote, how do we vote, what is a tendered vote, what is beurocracy and basically the fact that what we say or do has a say in our government.. Government is not God, it is not just for those elderly people. if you have a basic qualification of being 18, you can change the political picture..such basic information was given to me by Loksatta, awareness in simple terminology in depth and clear knowledge and implementation and a whole lot more.

Then I got interested in politics, awareness of surroundings, governance, good governance, local self governance and a lot many things and eventually got to know the person behind it all.. JP!! and the respect has grown tremendously over years..  Just out of college, in teens, with a whole lot of ideas, an age far from being realistic and the fad of being idealistic.  In spite of a sea change in thought process from that phase, JP has retained a place in my heart that only grew with time..

Then when I heard LSP was started, around 2007 at which time I was in US, I got registered in the party and was amused at the pain and efforts they took to ensure I was not sending black money for the fund and their transparency and all and then got into knowing more about it.. but some times, when I was closer to reality, when the meets were organized abroad, more than anything there came a feeling that it is just fund-raising they are interested in and also being away and not being there in person to feel and respond spontaneously did not help either.  I maybe wrong but that is what is impressed upon me.

Being associated with LSP was a fashion statement, talking about JP was the IN thing and it was like just being associated with his name or party or ideals gave credibility to THEM as individuals, some desperate efforts at self promotion, JP the new feel-good factor.  I have, in person, seen just very few dedicated people who actually wanted to give some thing back to the society and not just claim.. all speak, no one turns up when there is need.. then I got sucked up into my own life BUT JP still remains to be a ray of hope in this world with rapidly declining human values.

I get angry on JP a lot of times myself, feel like shaking him up hard and asking him to do something, tell him that I have so many hopes on you and you are just being diplomatic, you know everything but you just give a smile and a statement here and there.. you are not marketing yourself well dammit do it and DO IT NOW!!! Your preachings of practices are not actually working out.. when you start speaking there are times when I dont even understand the terminology, please get down to the common man's speech, communicate in simple language be it English or Telugu.  Be practical, guide us practically.. there is so much of energy in youth to be tapped if you set your thought at it, do it more often.  Even if I want to get a residence certificate I need to run around offices for weeks together for a genuine certificate without shelling out a paisa.. what the hell are you doing, wake up JP???  But then again, I realize it is like I am getting angry at myself.. what can a sole warrior do.. yes, he is being diplomatic times and that irks me but when I look at what he does in his small tiny way, he is clearing up the mountains of mess each step at a time on his path and I am expecting a clear ground miles and miles away from his sight and capability.

The recent incident of manhandling JP, no earth did not shake, I did not feel anything to be honest.. Instant reaction was in fact, well he deserves this for not being aggressive.  In his own words.. THE SILENCE OF GOOD MEN IS MORE DANGEROUS THAN BRUTALITY OF BAD MEN..rang in my ears.  To be really honest, at some point I worried that he was turning a politician and not the leader I envisioned him to be but then after the instant reaction phase wears off, I think and re-think and can only feel pity for ourselves.  It in not insult to JP, he will emerge as a better person through it all but it is in fact an insult to me, an insult to a common man who has the guts to say some thing.

It is the naked truth about true state of affairs, unsure if it is anarchy or what??  Scary to know that when an elected representative and a head of the state have to hesitate to speak and are manhandled in the place where the bills and laws to govern the entire state are formulated, amidst of full security, what about anywhere else.. how can one dare to open the mouth.. does he struggle for his survival or the survival of justice/law in a law-less land???  We happen to be in a rapidly degenerating society and that is proven time and again when the elected representatives are abused in public.  By hook or by crook, once they are elected they are our elected representatives, we give them the power to do whatever with our lives, we ourselves hand them over a stick to beat us black and blue.

I like JP as a leader, guess it will take time for me to see him as politician or maybe he is in the adjusting phase as well.. not sure, cant say!!  JP as a person will always remain an inspiration, someone I would love the kid to turn out as when she grows up.

Nenu jarigindaanni khanda khandaalugaa khandinchestunnanu, dukkhinchestunnaanu, kottinodi chetulu kaallu virigiponu, tittinodi noru padiponu, veelakidem poyekaalam, idi mana raashtra dourbhaagyam laanti pedda pedda maatalu ananu.  My total reaction to the event over all is that I need to be more conscientious and socially aware and responsible citizen who needs to vote and make sure that others around me vote for service oriented person and primarily not resort to amoral ways whatever small or big they are like getting things done out of turn, paying for special services, etc... especially more so with a kid to watch me over and learn from me.

Inni kaburlu cheptunnaam kada JP great, JP gem, JP adi, JP idi ani manalo enta mandi confidentgaa aayana anni changes testunna tana sonta wardlo next election gelustaaru ani.  Grass roots levello work cheste, we understand the extent of corruption, the extent of favoritism, nepotism and the power of BLACK money...

CLICK HERE to see his baby steps at change.

picchi kukkallaaga siggu lekunda roadna padi kottuku chacchedi prajaaseva cheyyadaaniki maatrame, maaku indulo ara paisaa laabham ledu idantaa maa seva nirati, maa samskruti meeda maaku prema, guddu goosu anni edava cuttinglicchukuntoo aa characterlo leenamaipoyi maree jeevinchestunte road meeda laagoo lekunda tirige chinna pillodu kooda nammadu eerojullo... ayinaa sare vichitramgaa alaanti vaalle mana pratinidhulu. mari ekkada tannindo telisi kooda enduku kanta sosha tecchukovadam.

"Naakenduku.. indulo naakenti" ane mana mindset maarchukunenta varuku, mana chuttu pakkana vaallaki artham ayyelaaga cheppanantavaruku, chuttu pakkala jarige anyaayaalu choosi choodanuttu oorukunnanta varuku, mana vantuga manam elaanti krushi cheyyanappudu kaneesam manaki ilaanti sensitive issues meeda comment chese arhatha kooda undadu anedi naa personal opinion..

So, Harsha, my reaction instantly was "what else can we expect?... now, it is a revelation in itself.  I just wanted to keep quiet because of the above said reason and hence no reaction for so long, but ide same question chaala mandi nannu adigaaru what do you feel now ani and more than answering anyone I feel that I should answer myself.. thanks, I would otherwise have just buried this under so many layers!!

12 comments:

సిరిసిరిమువ్వ said...

A very good analysis.

శ్రీ గారు ఈ మద్యే నేను మీ బ్లాగు చూసాను. చాలా చాలా బాగా వ్రాస్తున్నారు. మీ Life in pictures కూడా చూస్తుంటాను. ఈ రోజు ఏం ఫోటో పెడతారా అని రోజూ ఎదురు చూస్తుంటాను. Nice work. Keep it up.

HarshaBharath said...

:)
Thank you so much...
naku comment cheddam ani vundi kani its a complicated solution...
:)
Ignore Politics... thats the best way.. evaru CM aithe enti evaru PM aithe enti...

Simply
mana kalla meeda manam brathakadam nerchukovali... by minimizing the dependence on the Govt...
like electricity,transport, food and all...

"Don't give man a fish but teach him how to fish"
maku rayithulu vaddu ,reservations vaddu, appadalyu vaddu, odiyalu vaddu ani janalu ane roju india bagu paduthundi....
vallu kadupu pagilela tinani..
tintu poni... kani we are not beggars kada... why should we ask them to do something??? why cant we do it on our own of it is so important....

HarshaBharath said...

http://www.koumudi.net/gollapudi/0214111_neecha_nayakulu.html

Rajesh T said...

Thanks for a very long and informative post on JP :-)

>> "Instant reaction was in fact, well he deserves this for not being aggressive"

Do you mean to say if he had been aggressive, this situation would not have arisen? You are wrong. We have seen what happened to JP for speaking the truth. Imagine what would happen if he gives more such speeches? (Recollect April 1 vidudala movie once) Speaking truth is good, but speaking truth always irrespective of the situation will cause problems especially if you live in a state which is filled with rowdies and spectators. Even though rowdies are far less, but spectators will only enjoy the show and pass on the comments or will just keep quiet. So good politicians who have very little support from people need to be very cautious before making any statements. That JP knows very well. He is doing his level best with the very little resources he has through his interviews and speeches etc.

JP nijamgaa kathi meedha saamu chestunnaaru. Meeremo janalanu attract cheyyataaniki inka baaga cheyyalantunnaaru. Janalu attract ayyelopu thanaki emaipothundo ani alochinchatam ledhu meeru. state bagupadakapoyinaa paravaledhu. kani bagupadataaniki avakaasam andubatulo undaali eppudu.

Sree said...

siri.. thank you :).

Sree said...

@Harsha.. solution kosam comment cheyyadam kaadu.. or ignoring kooda kaadu, involvement important ani naa uddesam.. it should come from an individual from within.. me and the society go together ani..

Sree said...

@Harsha.. and also we are not begging, we are giving the power to govern us.. they have to serve us.. they are public SERVANTS.. vallani bosses chesindi manam.. ekkadundaalsina vaallani akkada unchite ee problem undadu.. vallaki aa placeni choopinchadam mana baadhyata.

Sree said...

@Rajesh...

JP's impact on me gurinchi pustakam rayocchu Rajesh alaantidi oka post cheyyadam ante ento kudinchesi raayadam annamaata.. but like i told you oka laanti over-expectation and moreover this post is not about JP.. it is about JP in my life.. nenu feel ayyindi..

I agree with all your points, but still I feel he is being diplomatic or maybe it is my typical arien nature that is wanting him to be like one, cant say..

and aggressive anedi Telangaana issue o inkoti inkoto kaadu... rowdylu goondaalu unde muriki koopamlo saadhuvu laaga maatladite artham kaadu..antenduko okosaari aayana bhaasha naake artham kaadu.. I mean in general ekkado edo channello aayanni feature cheyyadam kaadu, airtime or print space ivvatledu ani badhapadatam enduku.. neelaaga naa laga common man ki artham ayye bhaashalo tana party websitelo motivate cheyocchu.. reach out far corners.. technologyni inka baaga use chesukovacchu..

but like i said,no complaints.. he is giving his BEST, IT IS JUST THAT THE BEST IS not even able to scrape the surface ani oka kasi.. adi aayana meeda kopam kaadu, naa meeda naake..

Rajesh T said...

Forgot to mention. The video is really good, especially from 2:40 to 3:05 (animals in Gov Hospital). :) Thanks for sharing.

Nagamani said...

Hi Sree,
the first thing that came to my mind on seeing this news on TV is - "Sree is going to react on this in her blog"..ofcourse, work hadavidi lo nenu blog follow avvatledu for the past 10 days...ivvale kudirindi chuddaniki and my guess is correct..there is a post related to that incident..
Exactly..exactly same feeling andi..konni sarlu, I feel like going and asking JP to do something..but, after all he is a MLA and not even a minister..not many powers in his hand kada?
what shall he do anipistundi..

Nagamani said...

Hi Sree,

The first thing that came to my mind on seeing this news is - "sree is definitely going to react on this in her blog"..ofcourse office hadavidi lo last 10 days nunchi mee blog follow avvatledu..today I happened to open this and I saw a post related to that..
exactly...exactly..I too feel that I should go and ask (infact shout) JP to do something...
kaani anipistundi - after all he is a MLA, not even a minister..he wont have many powers kada? what shall he do ani ??

Sree said...

@Nagamani .. naa paina enta confidence asala :).. but this time I decided not to write on it, kani finally chesesaa :).

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