Even as state Congress leaders are busy guessing their party high command’s possible decisions on the change of guard in the party and the government in the state, deputy chief minister Damodara Rajanarasimha created a
flutter on Wednesday by making a flash visit to the national capital. Soon after landing in Delhi in the morning, Rajanarasimha called on Union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and held confabulations with him for over half an hour. With the high command intensifying its efforts to find a lasting solution to the contentious Telangana issue, the deputy chief minister’s meeting with the Union home minister assumes significance. But Rajanarasimha made it clear that the Telangana issue had not figured in the meeting. He also said that he had no information that the AICC top brass would take a decision on Telangana soon. “It is only a courtesy call and I have briefed the Union minister on our efforts to accord statutory status to the SC and ST sub-plans,” the deputy chief minister told mediapersons later. Rajanarasimha clarified that he was not interested to be either the PCC chief or the chief minister.