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No Telangana, but Cong may soon replace Andhra CM

Last updated on: August 12, 2012 15:35 IST

No Telangana, but Cong may soon replace Andhra CM


A Delhi Correspondent

Andhra Pradesh is in for a major political change likely by mid-September.

A strong view is now emerging -- at the top levels of the All India Congress Committee and the United Progressive Alliance government -- over the recent spat between state Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy and Union Petroleum Minister S Jaipal Reddy on the Gas pricing issue.

The two Reddys have declared an open fight, which may result in a war between state and central governments. 

Highly placed sources told that with the Congress top brass free from the presidential and vice presidential polls it may now turn its attention to the burning problems in Andhra Pradesh. It may even suggest a change in leadership in the state.

The AICC is likely to depute in early September a senior leader to Hyderabad to assess the political situation.

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Image: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy


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Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, who was once the governor of Andhra Pradesh, is planning to call for an all party meet on Telangana, where his predecessor P Chidambaram left the issue.

That meeting might call up the central government to come out with a package, indirectly meaning 'no Telangana separate state.

New Delhi, for the past one week, witnessed enactment of dramas concerning Andhra Pradesh and on Saturday it reached its peak with three major developments:

Governor ESL Narasimhan's sudden visit to New Delhi

His briefing the Home Minister Shinde with eight points concerning key issues faced by the governor that needed political resolutions.

During the swearing in ceremony of vice president in Rashtrapathi Bhavan, Governor Narasimhan had spent considerable time with three top leaders of UPA2.

According to sources, AICC might go in for a political package and announce it around mid-September.

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