With the Parliament session approaching its end, state Congress leaders from either side of the divide are eagerly waiting for the next move of their party high command on bifurcation of the state.
Telangana Congress leaders are confident that their party high command will put the process of division on fast track as soon as the monsoon session of Parliament ends.
Some Telangana Congress leaders, who have been camping in Delhi for the past few days to know the happenings in Delhi on the T-front, believe that the “note” concerning division of AP might be presented before the Union cabinet at its meeting slated for September 5. By any chance that does not happen, they say, the note will be definitely presented at the next meeting of the cabinet on Sep 12. “We believe that our party leadership will fast-track the T-process soon after the completion of the ongoing session of Parliament. The constitutional formalities like presenting the draft bill before the Union cabinet and sending it to the President will all take place at rapid speed,” Ponnam Prabhakar, MP, said.
Union minister P Balaram Naik said on Saturday that the note would be placed before the cabinet on Sept 12.
“The division of AP is certain. The Centre has already initiated the process,” he claimed.
Following reports that the Centre is going to take forward the T-process, Seemandhra Congress leaders are planning to stall the T-process by any means. Some of the ministers from Seemandhra held an informal meeting at the residence of Rajya Sabha member KVP Ramachandra Rao here on Saturday and took stock of the happenings in Delhi.
The Union ministers and Congress MPs from Seemandhra have decided to once again to put forward a strong argument on the concerns of their region over the state’s bifurcation before the Antony Committee when they meet its members in Delhi on Tuesday.
Interestingly, Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal has almost struck a chorus with the chief minister who is defying the party high command’s decision.