Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee president Botcha Satyanarayana on Saturday apprised the party’s central leadership that the agitation against Congress decision to divide the State has assumed serious proportion with voluntary participation of people from all walks of like.
He rushed to New Delhi following a call from the top party leadership and briefed them about the prevailing political situation in Seemandhra region. After receiving a telephone call, he left for Delhi by the afternoon flight and met chairman of high powered committee A. K. Antony and AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh separately.
Sources said the two leaders specifically enquired about the public mood in Seemandhra region and party’s prospects. They sought a detailed report on the situation and the pros and cons of the decision to divide the State.
While the high command is said to be closely monitoring the situation after it became clear that the agitation against bifurcation was not being led by the parties but the people cutting across caste and creed.
The PCC chief reportedly pointed out that the Congress leaders and elected representatives were facing the wrath of the agitators after they failed to tender their resignation. He is said to have told them that the anger was directed against the Union Ministers and the MPs, who were accused of toeing the high command line. He also explained how the YSR Congress and TDP were instigating people to target the statues Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi.
Highly placed sources told The Hindu that the Chief Minister N.Kiran Kumar Reddy and Mr. Satyanarayana may be asked to appear before the Antony Committee on Tuesday or Wednesday.