There is criticism instantaneously that the party picked up wrong candidates. Though Suresh Reddy is from Telangana, he was never active in the Telangana movement. Congress MPs of Telangana who fiercely fought on the issue were disappointed at the selection of Suresh Reddy who is also known as a very soft person. On the other hand, Gade Venkata Reddy is a strong opponent of state bifurcation. He has been very vocal in expressing his views. Even opposition parties are criticizing the ruling party that the very selection of its representatives gave clear evidence about it is insincerity.
Congress party has instructed the two representatives to reflect the ground level people’s views at the meeting. This would also mean that the two would give divergent views on the creation of the Telangana state.