Usually reliable sources indicate that the Andhra Pradesh police intelligence wings have got dependable clues that a key Karnataka BJP minister and his Bellary strongman brother (who is also a minister) allegedly funded the radical Hindu outfits to orchestrate riots in the city taking advantage of the Hanuman Jayanti celebrations.
The Karnataka BJP minister, who runs mines in AP, had developed a grouse against the K. Rosaiah government for its swift action in curbing illegal mining and transport of ore and for its cancellation of mine leases.
The AP chief minister has communicated the intelligence findings to the AICC leadership and the Union Home Minister. According to sources, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has directed the state government to take full and firm steps in handling the law and order situation. P Chidambaram, HM, is reported to be monitoring the situation in Hyderabad on an hourly basis.