Kerala politics has become an interesting thing to watch out. Live clashes, conflicts, Goonda attacks have all become a popular phenomena and an inevitable part of politics. Its the only state in India where we have 24 hour politics. One thing or the other!
Common men watch this and laugh at the wonderful scenes and some others think how worst our present day situation has become. Fighting between party and within the party is common in state. Sometimes these lead to cruel murders.
Recent clash and Goonda attack plotted allegedly by NCP in Kochi is said to be the most shocking of all political clashes in recent history. Eventhough it is not a serious incident, its nature is different. These events are being looked at as a consequence of the leader K. Karunakaran’s reported return to Congress party. His son and NCP leader K. Muraleedharan is against this move. He questions his father’s decision and advises his followers to stick on with NCP. He declared that his leader is NCP president Sharad Pawar.
But Muraleedharan’s move got a setback when most of the leaders and supporters stood behind K. Karunakaran. Those who have viewed the scene might have been shocked. Even the women leaders handled one of the Goondas and he was injured seriously. One could not blame the leaders because they were counter attacking the Goondas who had thrown chairs and injured the organizers without any provocation.
What is happening to Kerala politics? Is it becoming just like Bihar or Tamil Nadu? Where is the political decency? The cadre party CPM is facing many problems within the party. Many local committee meetings and elections were postponed due to groupism. CPI ministers went to a police station for releasing the criminal workers who ruined public property during an agitation and allegedly got them released.
The law and order is decided by politicians, mainly by ruling party. Latest fight between the father and son rise many questions. Is this part of a most clever political game? Some how many people suspect that this is a gimmick… Karunakaran’s re-entry is widely accepted among Congress leaders. But Leaders like Chennithala and Oomen Chandy kept mum for many days and opened up only most recently. But they don’t like the entry of K. Muraleedharan. If Murali come again and become active, it is definite that Ramesh or Oommen Chandy will be sidelined.
The lust for political power is spread everywhere. But senior most leader Karunakaran has been always longing to live and die as a congressman. He had declared this many times. But things turned against this wish when his son had an outburst against congress leadership and later the state witnessed a split in the party leading to the formation of DIC and its merger with NCP.
We also witnessed many political walkovers. The relation with CPM secretary Pinarayi Vijayan gave some hope to DIC to find a place in Left. But when hardliner leaders of CPM and CPI opposed this move teeth and nail, they deliberately ignored this party and forgot the help they got from DIC during Thiruvananthapuram Loksabha poll. Even the elected MP, Pannyan Raveendran did not remain grateful to DIC.
At last, DIC approached UDF and this temporary alliance had no gains. Eventually, DIC was merged with the NCP of Sharad Pawar. The political Bhishmacharya and the king maker of Congress became isolated for a while. Then he again started to think of going back to Congress, which is said to be his life breathe.
But Muraleedharan moved in a different direction. Now the NCP is almost split. Karunakran’s re-entry is almost agreed by Congress central leadership.
What would be Muralee’s next step? This is the big question that still remains. IS ALL THIS DRAMA A POLITICAL STRATEGY OF LEADER? LET US WAIT AND WATCH