Unlike his predecessor Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, who took a tough line against a separate Telangana, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K. Rosaiah has no personal view on the bifurcation of the State and would like the Centre to find a lasting solution not a “temporary truce.”
He says he will accept whatever the Central government decides and that it is the responsibility of the Central government to find a lasting solution to the current political turmoil in the State.
The 77-year-old leader has been moving from crisis to crisis ever since he assumed Chief Ministership of Andhra Pradesh after Reddy was killed in a helicopter crash on September 2, 2009.
“I have no personal view on the bifurcation issue. I have no personal opinion. As long as I am holding the post of Chief Minister in the State, I do not have any personal views. My personal view is not at all an issue in this matter,” the low-profile veteran Congressman told PTI in an interview on Monday.
Mr. Rosaiah, who was Finance Minister in Reddy’s Cabinet, incidentally headed a committee to seek views on a separate Telangana and the late Chief Minister was against splitting the State.