Seesaw Still On in Congress
Political See-saw game continues in the state and so in the ruling party on the Telangana statehood issue. Given the stalemate on the issue, the congress high command is known to have decided to clear the air. The state affairs minister Ghulam Nabi Azad invited delegations from all regions for consultations seperately and also together, if the situation demands. The number of delegates as directed by Azad is ten each from Telangana and Andhra that of five from Rayalaseema.
On the other hand, to counter Telangana protagonists within the Congress party, a large delegation from Seemandhra regions led by Higher Education Minister Shailajanath and Senior MP Kavuri met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his residence. The leaders asked Singh not to take any move that bifurcates the state lest it would hurt the unity of the people. The Non-Telangana leaders want the Centre to go by the sixth option recommended by the Justice Srikrishna Committee, which states Andhra Pradesh should be kept united with formation of a regional council to ensure development in that region.
In response, PM asked them to maintain patience and to convey their sentiments to Azad, they said.