Botcha-Diggy meet sparks speculation

Published: 12th February 2013 12:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th February 2013 12:09 PM   |  A+A-

Congress high command is trying to resolve the Telangana issue once and for all, PCC chief Botcha Satyanarayana has said and added that he has conveyed his views to his party leadership.

 “As the PCC president, I have conveyed my views on the (Telangana) issue to my party top brass.  I have briefed them on the actual situation prevailing in all the regions in the state over the issue, along with the aspirations of the people of those regions.  However, it is not appropriate for me to divulge those details,” he said.

Botcha, who camped in Delhi for the past three days, met AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh and party treasurer Motilal Vora on Monday. He addressed the media soon after these meetings. Botcha said he was summoned to Delhi for his views on the issue.

 The Congress high command will summon some more leaders from the state to Delhi soon, he said.

 Though he camped in Delhi for three days, Botcha could not get an audience with his party supremo Sonia Gandhi.

 When asked about it, the PCC chief said he would try to meet the AICC chief during his next visit to Delhi on February 15 to participate in the conference of CLP leaders and PCC chiefs, along with chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy.

 The conference will be addressed by party vice-president Rahul Gandhi.  Botcha further disclosed that he will have another round of talks with party leaders in Delhi on February 15 and 16.

 Botcha’s meeting with Digvijay Singh triggered speculation.  As Digvijay is considered a confidant of Rahul Gandhi, some believe that the PCC chief has given an explanation over his foot-in-mouth remarks on various issues ranging from Delhi gangrape to expulsion of nine pro-Jagan MLAs.

As Rahul Gandhi has called for strict enforcement of the ‘one man, one post’ norm at all levels in the party recent, Botcha, who is also a minister, has been in a fix and his meeting with Singh assumes political significance.

Earlier, Botcha met Union minister K Chiranjeevi in Delhi.

He returned to Hyderabad on Monday night after his meetings with AICC functionaries.


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