Mounting pressure for a new government instead of President Rule in the State
February 23, 2014 - Hyderabad
With a day head before the Congress high command to take a decision whether to go for President's rule or to form a new State Government in Andhra Pradesh, mounting pressure is on in the direction of forming a new government.
It may be noted that the Congress high command has to choose in between the President's rule or a new government in the back drop of Kiran Reddy resigned in protest against division of the State.
Seemandhra and Telangana leaders are putting their efforts against imposing of President's rule. The AICC high command has summoned the PCC president Botcha Satyanarayana to Delhi to take stock of the situation. The Deputy Chief Minister C Damodar Raj Narasimha has been asked to stay in Delhi.
AICC top functionaries have asked a factual report from the PCC president on the impact of Kiran Kumar Reddy the number of MLAs likely to back him. Sources close to Botcha indicated that a mere 20 MLAs including Ministers likely to sail with Kiran Reddy. Against in this back ground, Congress high command may prefer to form another government. Another factor is that the material formation of Telangana State will take a three months timed and majority of leaders opined to form a government instead President's rule.
A top functionary said that efforts are on to search a suitable and mutually acceptable candidate for the post that too for a short period of just nearly 90 days or so. It is not also not difficult for the AICC to convince the leadership from Telangana as it had kept it's word by creating a separate Telangana State.