Congress has drawn a strategy to join hands with like-minded political parties and the APNGOs to agitate against division of the State thereby isolating the YSR Congress which has refused to be part of united struggle.

Apparently irked by the YSR Congress leaders almost disowning the APNGOs and steering clear of the organisation in its fight for united AP, the Congress leaders now plan to work in close tandem with other parties including the TDP.

The Congress leadership reportedly made up their mind to cobble up a united forum to launch an agitation in association with the APNGOs. Sources said some Congress leaders reportedly held discussions with Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy before a delegation attended the all-party meeting convened by the ÄPNGO’s union to discuss the course of action against division.

They are not averse to the idea of floor coordination when the Assembly session resumes from January 3. They want maximum number of MLAs to speak against bifurcation so that their views are recorded in the proceedings. The views would then be sent to the President to prove a point that majority opinion is against creation of Telangana State. Hence, the President should go by the practices laid by the Constitution. The YSR Congress leadership has disapproved of the APNGOs decision to rope in all political parties in fighting against Centre’s decision to divide the State. They argued that the YSR Congress would not share dais with parties that had backed bifurcation. They said the united efforts by such parties would not yield any result at all.

The Congress leaders point out that they would like to expose the intentions of the YSR C. Their idea is to prove that they are keen on taking on board all parties but YSRC was unwilling to be part of it as it had other agenda on mind. YSRC leadership openly opposed division but in fact, it was keen that the process of bifurcation should be completed so that they could emerge as a force to reckon with in Seemandhra, they say.