TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu has assured his colleagues that he would give clarity on the Telangana issue by the second week of September.
Addressing a meeting of the Telugu Desam Legislature Party, he said both the YSR Congress and the TRS had no organizational grip over the Telangana region. Stating that the TDP had good command over the region, Naidu has expressed the view that if his party used the base it has and strove harder, the party could pick up well in the ‘T’ region. Stating that he would not bother about the remarks of leaders of other parties on the Telangana issue, Naidu said he would give clarity on the matter. He said he would begin the process from Saturday by holding meetings with leaders of all the regions. Naidu has advised the coordination committee appointed for the purpose to act independently and not depend upon him for guidance.
It may be mentioned here that Naidu had dispensed with his vacillation on key issues and started taking clear stands. This was evident from the support he had expressed for the categorization of the SCs recently. Now Telangana remains to be the only key issue on which he has to take a clear stand. Meanwhile, TDP general secretary and senior leader Byreddy Rajasekhara Reddy has stirred up the Rayalaseema issue and demanded that if the state were to be divided, a Rayalaseema state also should be formed along with Telangana. Opponents of Naidu had charged him of being behind Byreddy to delay decision on the Telangana state.