Cong adopting wait-and-watch policy in AP
With problems galore in Andhra Pradesh, Congress high command appears to be adopting a wait-and-watch approach on issues thrown up by the Srikrishna Committee on Telangana and the challenge by Y S Jaganmohan Reddy.
New Delhi: With problems galore in Andhra Pradesh, Congress high command appears to be adopting a wait-and-watch approach on issues thrown up by the Srikrishna Committee on Telangana and the challenge by Y S Jaganmohan Reddy.
"Ambivalence is the name of the game on Telengana," said a senior party leader on condition of anonymity.
His contention was that sometimes no decision is the best decision on contentious matters as passage of time helps resolve such issues dispassionately.
The party is banking heavily on newly installed Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy to tackle the situation giving more than hints that it was an "acid test" and if he could prove his leadership, it would be better for him and the party.
In Hyderabad, Union Law Minister M Veerappa Moily dismissed Jagan`s claim that the Andhra Pradesh government was at his mercy.
"We know our strength. Congress is 125 years old. There is no need to worry about the Congress government," Moily, who is in-charge of Congress affairs in Andhra Pradesh, said.
He termed the present crisis as "temporary ripples in the water" and said "everything will be set right soon".
Jagan today demonstrated his clout in the state party unit by displaying two MPs and 23 MLAs on his side during a one-day protest fast in Delhi on a water dispute issue.
Jagan, son of late state Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, who quit Congress last November and has plans to float a new party, used the occasion to dare his former party to act against the Congress MPs and MLAs who are with him at the risk of losing its government in Andhra Pradesh.