As the stir for united Andhra Pradesh continued for over 70 days in the Seemandhra region, leaders of the TDP, Congress (from Seemandhra) and YSR Congress intensified their efforts for scoring political brownie points by adopting different modes in the capital on Tuesday.
While TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu continued his indefinite fast for the second day blaming the Congress for all the confusion in the State, Congress leader and Union HRD Minister M.M. Pallam Raju, hailing from Seemandhra, who has already submitted his resignation protesting the pro-Telangana move of the Centre, skipped the Cabinet meeting.
YSRC working president Y.S. Vijayamma, on her part, came over to Delhi with a delegation of her party leaders Mysoora Reddy and Shoba Nagi Reddy and met CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury and DMK MP Kanimozhi seeking their parties’ support for a united AP.
They are also planning to meet President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other party leaders here.
Informed sources said that Mr. Pallam Raju, who is defiant and refusing to withdraw his resignation till an amicable solution is found out to the vexatious issue, is also likely to skip some important programmes/functions including the one to be participated by the President scheduled in the next few days.