(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
August 07, 2011
Uncertain Situation Prevails
THE Congress leadership, both at the centre and in Andhra Pradesh, is back to playing its old tricks of divide and rule. It is carrying on a marathon inner party ‘discussion process’ on the Telangana issue, which is mainly for public consumption. Several bigwigs of the party have made contradictory and slippery statements on the future of the state in the past two weeks giving signals that they are in no mood to clinch this festering issue. Its legislators have been singing their regional tunes to the best of their ability. Ironically, the TDP is following suit with its leaders also raising their voices region wise.
TRS, which is spearheading the movement for separate
Telangana state, is caught on the horns of a dilemma because its
an imminent crisis in the ruling party with the resignations of its
representatives fromTelangana region did not come true. On the
Congress high command has reacted nonchalantly to this development and
with many crucial comments debunking the unfounded hopes of the TRS.
chief K Chandrashekar Rao had announced in the Telangana Congress
that he had signals from
Meanwhile, there has been so much artificial raising of tempers in all the regions that at one stage TDP president Chandrababu Naidu had to publicly pull up his leaders for their provocative remarks. With the resignations of its Telangana region MLAs, the TDP felt emboldened to enter Telagana political arena which was hitherto almost barred to it. But it soon was neutralised by the stance and provocative remarks of its leaders in the other regions.
While all the signals from the centre point to the
continuation of the stalemate, TRS, JAC and other Telangana forces are
their strategies. The JAC chairman went on record that the centre
appears to be
opposed to Telangana. The en masse rejection
of resignations of MLAs by the speaker of the state assembly hours,
left to attend a conference in