NEW DELHI: Even as the Congress leaders from the Telangana region met the party brass seeking clarity on the issue, the leadership seemed set to make Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K. Rosaiah the fall guy.One of the party’s top leaders, close to the Gandhi family, let it out that the party High Command was far from happy with Rosaiah’s performance, especially his handling of the Andhra- Telangana crisis.The Congress leadership is miffed with the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister for passing the buck on to the Centre and exposing the Congress leadership to the direct line of fire.“There are problems of having a weak chief minister,’’ the Congress leader noted.The Congress is clearly holding Rosiah responsible for giving “faulty half-baked input” that there was a firm all-party consensus on the formation of Telangana. The TDP and the Prajarajyam Party, the two key regional players in the State, later reversed their stand. TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu washed his hands off the “consensus’’ claiming he did not expect the Government take a step based on an “informal meeting’’.Worse, TRS chief K.Chandrasekhar Rao refused to break his fast once the all-party meeting decision was made public. Rao had agreed to do so provided the Prime Minister or Congress president made a public appeal.
1. Rosaiah has been quite open about who decides in the Congress Party. When things go right it is Soniaji and the High Command and when things go wrong it is the state leadership. That probably explains why the decision was taken on someone’s birthday as a gift and when it comes to defending the decision the decision maker goes into hiding.
2. I even think some power that be would have caused P.V. Narshimah Rao to die. He knew so many things.