AICC likely to witness regional division at the session
January 15, 2014 - Hyderabad
The differences that have been cropped up between the leaders of Telangana and Seemandhra are likely to crop at the AICC session that begins from January 17.
Leaders of these two regions are planning to move separate resolutions in favour and against the division of Andhra Pradesh. Congress MLC Ponguleti Sudkhar on Wednesday wrote a letter to the AICC general secretary Janardhan Dwivedi seeking permission to move a resolution thanking Congress president Sonia Gandhi a the Congress Working Committee (CWC) for creating separate Telangana State. He also wanted the Congress high command to declare the vice-president Rahul Gandhi as Prime Ministerial candidate. He said that a memorandum containing 100 signatures of MLAs including Ministers form Telangana and Seemandhra would be presented to the party president.
This is an attempt the counter Congress Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal's decision to speak out against the Centre's decision at the meet. It may be recalled here that in the letter, Rajagopal sought the permission to move a non-official resolution opposing the division of the State.
Party sources said that there were 66 AICC members from the State besides five special invites belonging to Youth Congress, NSUI, Mahila Congress, Seva Dal and INTUC. However, not all from Seemandhra may attend while majority from Telangana would attend the AICC session.