Hyderabad: Consultations with the Party leaders to rejuvenate the Congress Party in Andhra Pradesh by its State in-charge and AICC general secretary Mr Gulam Nabi Azad has turned in to a dispute on Separate Telangana-United Andhra State issue. Telangana leaders argued with Mr Azad that the interests of the Party will be protected in both the regions only by dividing the State. Seemandhra leaders argued that the Party will come to power in 2014 elections if the State remained united. Pointing out the Kadapa bye-election results, the Telangana leaders made it clear to Mr Azad that the Party faced crushing defeat in Kadapa bye-elections even though the State was united.
As Part of his two-day visit to the State for the first time after becoming the in-charge of the State Party affairs, Mr Azad on the second day, i.e. on Tuesday, held prolonged deliberations with the Party leaders including MPs, MLAs, MLCs, Ministers and the leaders of different wings of the Party.
In the morning, the Telangana MLAs and MLCs have met Mr Azad and urged him to take a decision on Telangana issue immediately to protect the Congress Party in the State. MLCs Mr KR Amos and Mr K Yadava Reddy, after the meeting with Mr Azad, made it clear that not only Dr YSR, but Dr Marri Chenna Reddy also had brought the Party into power two-times in 1978 and 1989. They also alleged that the no body was erecting Dr Chenna Reddy’s statues across the State, but Dr YSR’s statues were being erected in every gally across the State. They also made it clear that the Party will be affected if the high command failed to initiate action against erring leaders without any delay. They also said that it was not possible to strengthen the Party, while continuing erring leaders in the Party. They also said that the Centre has already initiated action against Raja and Kanimojhi, but hesitating to initiate action against the YSR Congress Party Chief Mr YS Jagan Mohan Reddy even though they filed cases against Mr Jagan.
They also made it clear to Mr Azad that the Telangana Congress leaders would announce their action plan if the Centre failed to respond before June 15 and also said that the people will not forgive the Party if it adopted delay tactics further.
The Suryapet MLA Mr R Damodhar Reddy appealed to Mr Azad to understand the strong sentiment of Telangana people through the ‘Million March’ and toppling of Statues on Tank Bund.
The Rajya Sabha MP Mr V Hanumantha Rao said that he made it clear to Mr Azad that the Party will lose confidence of the Telangana people if it failed to concede Telangana demand. Mr VH appealed Mr Azad to make the Centre to initiate action against Mr Jagan, who was questioning about AICC chief Ms Sonia Gandhi earning crores of rupees through uncontrolled irregularities. He said that he also told Mr Azad that the Party was important than persons and added that Dr Chenna Reddy brought the Party into power two times in the State and Mr Tarun Gogoy has brought the Party into power third time, but Mr Gogoy never made any anti-Party comments like Dr YSR’s son Mr Jagan.
The Bhuvanagiri MP Mr K Rajagopal Reddy has warned Mr Azad that he will launch a fast-un-to-death if the government failed to respond on privatization of Bibinagar NIMS Medical College issue. Karimnagar MP Mr Ponnam Prabhakar informed Mr Azad that the Telangana Congress MPs would launch a direct movement in favor of Telangana if the high command failed to respond on the issue before June 1 Peddapally MP Mr G Vivek has said that they made it clear to Mr Azad that they want Telangana only rather than any posts. He said that they have also made it clear to Mr Azad that the State government has to conduct SI Recruitment Examination only after deleting the 14(F) clause regarding Hyderabad ‘Free Zone’ issue. Mahabubabad MP Mr Balaram Naik has said that the people of Telangana would look into the tour of Mr Jagan in Telangana region, and added that there was no situation in favor of Telangana Congress leaders to tour the region.
Malkajgiri MP Mr Sarve Sathyanarana said that he appealed Mr Azad to make the Centre to carve out the separate Telangana State to save the Congress Party in both the regions. He said that the Congress Party has lost its deposit in Rayalaseema even though the State was united. He said that Mr Azad was in-charge in 2004 and he was the person responsible for Congress joining hands with the TRS. The Congress Party had come into power with his idea and it was good if he tried to create separate Telangana in his tenure. He said that he will accept the Union Minister post if it was offered by Ms Sonia Gandhi and made it clear that he will not leave the Telangana demand even though he becomes a Central Minister.
On the other hand, the Seemandhra MLAs, MLCs and Ministers have met Mr Azad and made it clear that the Congress Party would come into power even in 2014 elections if the State remained as united. They also revealed to Mr Azad that the law and order problems would arise if the State was bifurcated. The seemandhra M Ps refused to talk to the media after their meeting with Mr Azad. (NSS)