New Delhi, Aug 27: The Congress faced yet another crisis after 23 senior sought for an introspection.
A stormy meeting of the Congress Working Committee was held and Sonia Gandhi was asked to continue as the interim president until a new leader is elected. Is the crisis over or is there is more to come?
OneIndia caught up with leading psephologist, Dr. Sandeep Shastri to discuss the issue.
New Delhi, July 23: The Congress has authorised Rahul Gandhi to take a call on the alliances ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The first meeting of the newly revamped Congress Working Committee was held on Sunday and it was decided that the party would take on the BJP in 2019 with like-minded parties.
Come September 7th and there will be a battle on the streets of Hyderabad between the people of Rayalseema and Telangana. The various associations from Rayalseema opposing the division of the state have decided to take out a protest march in Hyderabad on September 7th.
The associations from Telangana had opposed the same and even questioned the decision of the police to give permission for such a rally which has chances of turning violent. However the police stuck to their decision and now the people of Telangana will take out a parallel rally on the same day opposing the demand of the people of Rayalseema. Security has already been beefed up in Hyderabad ahead of this protest and police are not taking any chances as there is chance of disruption of peace. Continue reading “Rayal-Telangana face off on Sep 7th”
The Congress Working Committee is most likely to make Telangana its sole agenda and an announcement paving the way for the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh may be announced tomorrow. However the people of Telangana are not going to celebrate as yet and would wait for the Bill to be passed in Parliament.
As the Telangana activists would say, “we do not trust the Congress as yet. We cannot forget the statement made by P Chidambaram who as the Home Minister had assured that the process had commenced and nothing ever happened after that.” All the Telangana activists are however determined that they would celebrate only once the Bill is passed in both houses of Parliament. They say that they would sit in agitation demanding the speedy formation of the Telangana state. The agitation would be held on July 31.
A major campaign headed by senior Congress leader from Telangana, Jaipal Reddy has commenced and the agenda is to oust Kiran Kumar Reddy as the Chief Minister. This campaign has commenced as a section of the Congress leaders feel that he is single handedly thwarting the formation of Telangana.
The move comes at a very interesting time. The Congress Working Committee is scheduled to meet soon and take a decision on the issue and Kiran Kumar Reddy in his inner circles has been saying that the Telangana bill will meet the fate of the Women’s bill.