In fact, the TN politics shrouded in mystery, criminal and corrupt thinking, and extra-constitutional interventions have always been nasty but I guess they got away with all this due to lack of information or communication. Now with every tom, dick and harry having a smart phone even in the villages (it is not an exaggeration to say that an average Indian household definitely has a phone and a TV even when they do not have a bathroom) and access to FB and twitter, they feel empowered to say and make sure it is heard even though they do not know what they are talking about or have no idea of the consequences of their outcry, they would still want to say something. How can they keep quiet about the latest outrage in TN, so this looks like another beginning of end of logical and sane politics.
As far back as I can remember no matter which party was in power, people cursed both Karunanidhi MK Family and Jayalalitha Jayaraman JJ equally and that has changed a bit only in the last few years with people thinking good of JJ due to her populist schemes. Even today, be it OPS or SK it is for their own vested interested politics.
When OPS did the hi-drama meditation at JJ memorial at Marina Beach, people of TN overnight get a new hero, a relatively clean politician who had "Ammas Blessings" twice and her soul said to be running him and his current revolt. A man who I have seen always bent low be it in front of Amma then or Chinnamma until recently, suddenly develops a spine and stands strong just in a few minutes. The man who bowed down 75 days when JJ was admitted, equally a culprit in the mysterious days. If SK were to be blamed solely for JJs degeneration and not giving medical support when needed, OPS shares the responsibility of not going public at that point and keeping mum for 2 months until he was forced to resign. To an onlooker he does not have credibility. The sheer hatred towards SK and the corrupt nepotistic politics of DMK puts OPS as a forerunner but what are his credentials?? If JJ who had the same allegations against her and the similar opposition from the then leaders after MGR can rise to power why not SK?? If she is that bad, why are people calm and in the wait and watch mode leaving it to the governor or the center to come to their rescue. If they consider it is an outrageous thought to have her lead the state why not come out and protest??
Jallikattu protests, to me personally, is an outburst reaction of rejecting everything thrust down by center or for that matter any decision made by Northern India and thrust on TN be it Hindi or any national party. I have always admired the way my Tamil friends are so protective of their language, culture and heritage, so proud in fact. The kids here in US always speak Tamil very nicely, not in an accent but the way it is to be pronounced. To my shock, their pride ends just there in their culture and language and not where the state is going unfortunately. The deep rooted corruption, the resignation to their fate is what I cannot digest, how can goons rule the state so freehandedly and why did they just take it all lying down. Why is there only Dravidian political party and no people-centric party evolving even today in spite of everyone cursing both the leaders. These 2 parties jail the leaders in opposition but never take them to task, they just dump the other with a load of cases which they drag on for years (the current DA case being a classic textbook example of how to do the same).
Many people ask what is Modi doing?? Can Modi do anything?? Will TN people accept BJP making inroads in their state politics, NO, then???
If the people have that kind of a hatred for the person in question why support someone and do something unconstitutionally, let her be the CM, be sworn in, how long will it take to bring her down if people are so anti...
If keeping in view the public dissent, a decision needs to taken then the governor is holding the fort as long as he can possibly do in spite of being branded biased and we should give it to that man for that. I think this delay will surely result in pulling SK down in any which way, if she is in jail, then it is a diff. thing, if she is acquitted she still wont be able to sustain power if he calls her to swear in and gives a later date to prove her majority on the floor and then comes the time for the people to bend down their MLAs or plainly revolt or whatever. If in spite of all this, she gets there and stays there, TN people deserve this to have allowed corruption seep in through their very system right from 1st election.. TN has set a trend for horse-trading, twisting democracy to the point of making a mockery of judicial, constitutional system of India in 1952 itself and the tricksters have built on it to the point of no looking back now.
These are the questions I have as an onlooker. The issue to me, an outsider to TN, feel like a tasteless bubblegum chewed and over chewed... I say unleash, the SK monster on people and let them take it from there, if TN can fight for indigenous cattle breed, they can fight for themselves too and it is high time, they do.
They say the supreme court judgment will get the things going on.. let us see how it pans out...!!