State minister K Jana Reddy who was sent by Congress ‘T’ leaders as their emissary to Delhi held discussions with the AICC general secretary and state affairs in-charge Ghulam Nabi Azad. Though he was softly asked to go back and wait for a call, Azad reportedly told him that the party leadership had understood the urgency of the matter and was working out a solution that would satisfy all.
Jana Reddy chose not to talk to the media about what transpired between him and the central leaders as he was possibly asked to maintain secrecy. Congress leadership is considering every option available, to resolve the issue. The options it considered were state division, status of Hyderabad, special package and regional board on the lines of the Darjeeling Development Authority.
Union minister Pawan Kumar Bhansal was for the first time invited to the core committee meeting. As he is from Chandigarh, which is the capital for both Punjab and Haryana states, reports said the Congress high command discussed with him his own experiences of the common capital. It is in this context, that some observers are stating that the high command might consider making Hyderabad a centrally administered city and the common capital for both Andhra and Telangana states.
In considering all the options, the first priority of the high command appears to be the interests of the party and how to save it in both the regions. One MP was quoted to have said that Congress was only thinking of its own interests and not that of Telangana or Seemandhra.
PCC chief Botsa Satyanarayana has gone to Delhi on summons from the high command. Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy is also going to the capital. With so much momentum gathering in the capital, there are hopes that the Telangana issue would be resolved very soon.
Meanwhile, speculations on change of guard in the state have also picked up. MIM MP Asaduddsin Owaisi who turned a bitter enemy of the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy has declared that he would be replaced within a month. There are reports that the PCC chief also would be replaced.