Hyderabad: The Congress high command has come to a decision to appoint a leader from Telangana as Deputy Chief Minister and higher education minister Damodar Rajanarasimha is considered to be the party’s hot favourite for the post.
The party has also decided to appoint someone from Andhra as PCC president and is examining who, between two front runners housing minister Kanna Lakshminarayana and transport minister Botsa Satyanaryana, fits the bill better.
The announcement on appointment of the new PCC chief is likely to be made in the next four to five days.
Though chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy reportedly wanted the PCC president to be from Telangana, the central leadership appears to have the interests of the party in coastal Andhra uppermost in its mind in the wake of the humiliating defeat YS Jagan Mohan Reddy had inflicted on the Congress in the by-elections and his efforts to emerge as a major threat to the Congress in Andhra and Rayalaseema.
In the meanwhile, Telangana MPs, who appeared to have been rattled by the violence in Karimnagar on Wednesday, are veering to the conclusion that they should do something dramatic or they will be forced to go into political exile.
They are planning to go on an indefinite hunger strike after June 15. If the party does not respond positively even then, they will resign as a last resort. SimplyTelangana