The Seemandhra Congress leaders appear to be in a state of confusion over the course of action that should be adopted to prevent the Central Government from tabling the Bill for creation of Telangana in the Parliament.
A section of senior leaders are favouring convening a special session of Legislative Assembly to pass a resolution in support of the united State. Another section of leaders is, however, doubtful on whether such a move would bear fruit in the light of the Centre initiating Constitutional process like passage of the Cabinet note, detailing the methods it will adopt for bifurcation of the State.
Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy is firm that the Centre will reconsider its decision once the resolution on the separate State is defeated with an overwhelming majority on the floor of the Assembly. But at a recent press conference in New Delhi, Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde announced that the Draft Bill on the Statehood would be referred to the Assembly as the resolution, tried earlier, had been kept in abeyance since the Cabinet passed order for the Group of Ministers. The issue led to a furore in the Seemandhra region, Congress circles in particular, forcing the Chief Minister to call AICC general secretary State affairs in-charge Digvijay Singh seeking clarifications on the contradictory statements emanating from New Delhi. Senior leader Gade Venkata Reddy said passage of the resolution through Assembly was one option, but the Seemandhra leaders can still record their strong opposition when the draft Bill comes to the Assembly.