Opinion difference between state, central T Congress leaders
There seems to be a slight opinion difference between the Congress leaders from the Telangana region. While all the leaders want put pressure on the high command to announce a decision in favor of the state formation, the modus operandi differs. The MLAs of the region want to stay in the Government, yet send strong signals to Delhi of their separate demands.
On the contrary, the MPs of the party want to weaken the party by resignations. The Congress MPs from T met at the residence of MP Vivek to discuss their plan of action after utter chaos in the T area, due to the delay announcement from the center.
It was declared by the union home minister Susheel Kumar Shinde and state in-charge Ghulam Nabi Azad that the decision on T would take time. Reacting to this the Telangana Joint Action Committee lashed out at the Congress for not sincerely trying to carve the T state.
However in Monday meeting the Congress MPs decided to send a letter to the AICC General Secretary that since a firm decision on T was not announced, they propose to resign. This would not only weaken the government but also threaten the UPA's survival. Situation seems to be similar in the Seemandhra camp of Congress, as well.
To stay clear and to be in the good books of the high command, our T Congress MP Madhy Yashki addressed the media and declared that Ms Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are not averse to T and would definitely honor sentiments of the Telangana people.
The irony is that with this belief running high, the strategy adopted defies the belief, feel critics. On the whole, sentimental mercury levels in the state capital are running high. Situation has turned out in such a way that even if leaders compromise, which is unlikely, activists are not going to settle anything lesser than a T decision. (Wishesh AarKay)