For the second day in a row, chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy is understood to have argued in favour of a united Andhra Pradesh during his meetings with prime minister Manmohan Singh and home minister Suhil Kumar Shinde in New Delhi on Tuesday.
However, sources said Kiran told the top brass that keeping the state united was his personal preference and that he was ready to tackle any law and order problem that might arise consequent to whatever the decision the leadership would take. He wanted the party to put an end to the uncertainty.
He reportedly pointed to how well he maintained law and order during the sakala Janula Samme. He also mentioned how he ensured the rail rokos organised by the TJAC were incident-free.
He met president Pranab Mukherjee, party chief Sonia Gandhi, vice-president Rahul Gandhi and AICC general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad.