Since 1991 there had been a political and administrative change emanated in India. It reflected in tamilnadu as well. It was a first time J.Jeyalalitha, an erstwhile actress was contenting in elections as chief of unified AIADMK.
It was also an election where I was casting my vote for the first time as a voter crossing my teens. And like many youngsters and even middle aged educated
class, we were seeing Jeyalaitha as a good alternative happened to Tamilnadu political scene, similar to what many people are thinking about Vijayakanth now in
At that time itself I had been a vivid reader of many column writers of political significance and was keen in observing the issues and relevant reactions from political leaders for that. I had earnest belief that 1991 elections may bring out a change of events for tamilnadu as for as governing and polity is considered.
Then came the infamous marriage and Many of the believers were dejected and we were forced to settle between 'frying pan to fire and again frying pan' scenario in tamilnadu since then.
Come to 2015/2016, the floods that 'happened' in chennai had brought an angry and wrath in the thoughts of common man and there had been an open talk among them, that there should be' neither DMK, nor AIADMK' this time. This resulted in 'Makkal Nala Koottani' , the constituents of which are the 'added bogies' of DMK or AIADMK front in erstwhile elections. Sensing the sentiment of common feeling in Tamilnadu; and also the euphorbia that had arisen after the invitation to Sahayam, a serving IAS in Tamilnadu for floating a political front and contest for elections 2016, this MNK front is formed to try their luck.
At the central level too, the last two regimes of the administration had been in news for all wrong reasons and so many scams, which resulted routing of congress in 2016 and brought BJP to power at center with convincing majority since Modi had put forward the growth and clean governance as an agenda in the election 2014.
Coming to Tamilnadu 2016 elections, BJP is not with any major party except the actor sarathkumar's party till date. They are continuously wooing Vijayakanth, an actor turned politician to come to BJP front.
As an individual who want to select a party which can assure good governance to tamilnadu, do we have a choice in this election 2016?
Considering Vijaykanth- he started well as an alternative when he floated his party. He may be a man of good intentions. But he is looking like having some health issues which may take its toll, in his ability to think sharp and be active. Does he have a good team to show to people?
Considering DMK, It is settled with congress, their accomplice for last 10 years and tries its best to bring Vijayakanth too in it. It would be a best thing to ensure DMK do not have any role in governance anymore in Tamilnadu !
Considering AIADMK, it is alone and seems to be interested in keeping all other parties alone, and believes that strategy might work in their favour to cross elections unscathed. It is of no difference from DMK now and need to go in exile now.
Considering MNK, Are they determined to give good governance? No way to be assured since the constituents is based on caste and groups and may only be the party of convenience now!
Considering BJP, it can be a stronger party and a force to reckon with in Tamilnadu, only when, it is able to introduce an able and clean individual as a chief minister material to Tamilnadu electorate and goes all alone with good vigor. But they are still wooing Vijaykanth to be aligned with them, at the cost of chief minister-ship to him. If they are aligning with MDMK, they should have a reserve plan to prepare a local leadership, who should be able to takeover chief ministership, since it would be prudent soon to realise that Vijaykanth would be a colossus failure as a CM.
If they are thinking to align with AIADMK, it would be a platter for DMK to come back to power !
Time for BJP central leadership to think aloud, very soon!