Yashki’s anti-PM outburst a survival tactic, say politicos

Published: 13th August 2012 10:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th August 2012 10:27 AM   |  A+A-

Is Nizamabad MP Y Madhu Goud Yashki targeting the Union government and the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) only for his political survival?

According to political observers, showing his strong pro-Telangana credentials and going along with the sentiments of the people is sine qua non for Yashki to be a leader of reckon in Nizamabad district. And an indication to this is the leader's efforts not to lose even a single opportunity to express his strong Telangana commitment despite the fact that his party high command is very cautious in reacting to the statehood demand.

On Friday, the MP caused quite a stir by stating that PM Manmohan Singh is strongly opposing formation of a Telangana state and for that reason alone there has been no decision on the issue though UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi is in favour of Telangana statehood.

His remarks against Manmohan Singh, at a press conference at Balkonda in Nizamabad district, though came as a surprise to the party cadre, critics say the MP's sensational remarks were made only to protect himself.

"It is nothing but a survival tactic to reassure people of his constituency that he is actively pursuing Telangana statehood issue," they felt.On the other hand, AICC president Sonia Gandhi is still maintaining  her silence on the issue, which the Congress MP had deduced as her unspoken support for Telangana statehood.

Dismissing Yashki's remarks on Manmohan Singh, TRS leader and former MP B Vinod Kumar said the Prime Minister being an intellectual and economist is well aware of several separatist movements and would definitely react positively on such issues. "PM had said neighbours should not become enemies," Vinod Kumar said.

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