The Congress and the Telugu Desam Party were plunged in utter confusion on Monday over how they would manage to arrive at intra-party consensus before a meeting convened by the Union Home Ministry on bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.
The Congress was a picture of disarray after leaders from Telangana and Seemandhra were unable to meet under a single leader or on a common platform. Telangana Congress leaders asked the PCC president to present a single report on behalf of the party to the Group of Ministers in line with the decisions taken by the CWC and the Cabinet favouring bifurcation.
Taking a tough line, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi has sent a note to the Ministry seeking shifting of the core administrative functions of the residuary State of Andhra Pradesh to a venue other than the Secretariat.
On Monday, Seemandhra leaders of the Congress met Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy and passed a one-line resolution, stating that nothing short of a united Andhra Pradesh was acceptable to them. TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu, on his part, convened meetings of leaders from the two regions. Mr. Naidu decided not to attend the meeting.
The YSR Congress has sent a letter to the Ministry questioning the constitution of the GoM.