Neither did he foresee that the anti-CAA heat would touch Andhra Pradesh this fast, nor did he expect the protest would discursively hit his governance. But Jagan’s statement on Tuesday that his government is not in favour of bringing the National Register of Citizens (NRC) has left the political analysts in splits. Though Jagan’s counterpart KCR voted against the bill in both Houses of the Parliament, YSRCP gave its consent to the bill which left the nation in violent protests. However, followed by the deputy minister from minority community SB Amzath Basha promised assurance, the Chief Minister himself stated that they are against NRC. But why did Jagan take such a swift U-turn?
Certain sections of political analysts speculated this to be a calculated move while the agitations are on top-notch in South. Adding fuel to this, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi called onto Jagan to fight against the bill. During the meeting organised by the United Muslim Action Committee, the Muslim leader added a communal touch to the agitations and who would lose something that gives political mileage. Jagan is no different and grabbed the opportunity. Hitting the sentiments on the right time, YSRCP supremo gave a statement while the Telugu states have been witnessing continued protests against CAA and NRC. Shocking everyone, the same YSRCP government issued a gazetted notice supporting the NRC on August 16 after receiving a note from the Union Home Ministry. Did the swift turn hint us the changed scenarios between BJP and YSRCP or did Jagan just yield to the intensifying protests?