September is likely to be very crucial for Telangana politics. The top brass of the Congress has invited TRS chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao to talks this week while the main opposition party, Telugu Desam, is expected to send a fresh letter to the Centre this month declaring its stance on the state’s bifurcation issue. BJP leaders too are planning to pitch their tent in Delhi to pursue their objective. As such, leaders of major political parties and lobbyists will be reaching Delhi in the coming few days.
The TRS chief will, along with party MP Vijayasanti and some other leaders, camp in Delhi for 10 days from September 5.
He is expecting a statement by the Congress leadership on the Telangana issue on September 10, a statement announcing the road map for implementation of the December 9, 2009 statement made by the then Union home minister P.Chidambaram.
Rao will hold talks with leaders not only of the Congress but also of the other UPA constituents who are supportive of the Telangana statehood demand.
The TRS chief is so optimistic that he is involving mostly his family members in his efforts. His nephew and legislator T. Harish Rao and daughter and Telangana Jagruti president K. Kavita have visited Delhi recently and fixed appointments with several leaders whom the TRS chief wants to meet. Kavita left for Delhi again on Saturday but this time her mission is different: Polavaram irrigation project issue.
That the TRS will merge with the Congress if its major demand is met looks more plausible now. Party leader and former MP B. Vinod Kumar said the TRS chief would return from Delhi only after getting an assurance from the Centre on Telangana.
In case of his failure, he will announce a course of agitation which will begin in the last week of September.