Chief Minister meets Congress heads, reiterates stand for united State
August 21, 2013 - Hyderabad
Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy met the Congress top leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Anthony on Wednesday and reiterated the need to keep the State united and wanted to roll back the decision on bifurcation of the State.
In an hour long meeting with the AICC president Sonia Gandhi in which Kiran Kumar Reddy presented a dossier containing evidence of simmering tension in Coastal districts. It is learnt that the Chief Minister had argued how the four and half crore people in Seemandhra would be effected after effecting the bifurcation of the State but the AICC president said that the decision taken by the Centre in consultation with UPA allies was final. It is learnt that the party leadership had asked Kiran Kumar Reddy to give his views in a detailed report and include suggestions that could enable the party to wriggle out of the imbroglio, vis-à-vis decision to form Telangana.
On the law and order and Naxalisam issues, Kiran Kumar Reddy is said to have pointed out that if Telangana State was formed, the Maoists may force any government coming to power to take a lenient view towards them and thereby re-establish themselves in the region within no timer. The atmosphere would become conducive for that as seen in the neighboring States. The Telangana State that would be small in size with limited resources of law enforcement might not be effective in countering the growth of naxalism.
The Chief Minister who met the AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh who said that the 'The party cannot go back at this juncture and all parties have given their consent to the Centre on Telangana. And it is the Congress that took the decision at the end'. Digvijay urged the Seemandhra employees not to disrupt the ongoing EAMCET counselling in the State which some analysts said were clear messages that the Congress was firm on its July 30 decision and was urging to call off the strike.