There were speculations right from the beginning that Sonia Gandhi may have been behind Kiran Kumar Reddy’s move to stage a so called revolt against Congress leadership. The idea was to ensure Congress doesn’t get totally wiped out in the Seemandhra region after granting Telangana.
This was confirmed with the manner in which the Congress leadership hesitated to take any decision against him even though he opposed Telangana formation tooth and nail. And now the situation is such that Kiran is all set to announce his new political party. Even AP Congress in-charge Digvijay Singh had stated that Kiran was in no way speaking against Sonia Gandhi and he is a congress man and now with reports that Assembly polls may be postponed by six months pending bifurcation of AP is fueling speculations.
Sources say that since Kiran is now all set to launch his own political party at the fag end, Congress leadership wants to make sure that whatever votes Congress may lose it should come to Kiran than anyone else and hence it may be giving him the time to prepare for Assembly polls.