With the UPA government’s self-declared deadline for a decision on the Telangana issue less than a fortnight away, the Samaikyandhra lobby got busy working up a threatening buzz.
Several ministers from Seemandhra are putting their weight behind the lobbyt Kasu Krishna Reddy and Ganta Srinivas Rao have and already given statements against bifurcation of the state.
Another minister S Sailajanath has become busy mobilising numbers in case the Centre decides to bifurcate the state.
Sources said, several supporters of chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy tried to persuade Union minister K Chiranjeevi to joint the anti-bifurcation brigade, but he shied away, saying he’s a minister now and can’t say “those things”.
Thus it was that his old crony from the Praja Rajyam Party, Ganta Srinivas Rao, made the requisite noises.
The CM’s suporters are reportedlly tring to elected reps from all over Costal Andhra and Rayalaseema less the Centre bite the Telangana bullet.
No less than eight ministers and 10 MLAs from Seemandhra have decided to go to Delhi Wednesday to tell AICC high commandos what disasters will befall Andhra Pradesh if it were carved up into two states.
The ministers in this delegation include Erasu Pratap Reddy, T G Venkatesh, Kasu Venkata Krishna Reddy, Ganta Srinivas Rao, Vatti Vasant Kumar, Anam Ramnarayana Reddy and Sailajanath.
They were reportedly pulling the strings to get appointments with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Union ministers Ghulam Nabhi Azad, Vayalar Ravi and other AICC leaders.
Having sung their song to whoever will listen, the delegation will return to Hyderabad late in the evening and get prepped for the resolutions to adopted at the Samaikyandhra Forum meeting scheduled for Thursday in the city.
Curiosity levels in the YSR Congress too are peaking ahead of the Telangana deadline.
The party’s honnary president Y S Vijayalakshmi visited Delhi on Tuesday to get a clearer sounding of the rumblings.
There are whispers aplenty in the Congress cloisters on what’s in the mind of the Congress high command.
Former APCC president D Srinivas met Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday and several of her minions to render and recieve opinions.