Call to Kiran, Botcha sparks another debate

An intense debate has once again begun among Congress leaders, following the party high command’s call to chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and PCC chief Botcha Satyanarayana to get ready for the next round of talks on the Telangana issue.

Published: 04th February 2013 08:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th February 2013 09:23 AM   |  A+A-

An intense debate has once again begun among Congress leaders, following the party high command’s call to chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and PCC chief Botcha Satyanarayana to get ready for the next round of talks on the Telangana issue. The subject of discussion is whether the high command will solve the Telangana tangle during the budget session of Parliament.

Seemandhra leaders like ministers Sake Sailajanath and TG Venkatesh and MP Rayapati Sambasiva Rao, are confident that their high command will not take any decision against their wish of keeping Andhra Pradesh state as it is.

“I am sure, statehood will not be accorded to the Telangana region in the near future.

Even after the budget session of Parliament, I believe, the status quo will be maintained as far as Andhra Pradesh is concerned,” said MP Rayapati Sambasiva Rao.

The Seemandhra leaders feel the fresh talks are only an exercise to persuade the seven Telangana Congress MPs, who ‘resigned’ from their posts, not to act against the interests of the UPA during the passage of the Union budget and various bills in the ensuing Parliament session.

On the other and, Telangana Congress leaders are fully confidant that a positive decision will be taken during the budget session soon after completion of consultations with the top leaders of the party from the three regions.

“I have credible information from our high command that it would announce statehood to our region soon after the passage of the Union budget,” former PCC chief K Kesava Rao told Express.

MPs Madhu Yashki Goud and Ponnam Prabhakar also spoke on similar lines.

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