The YSR Congress chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy has opposed the reported proposal of the central government to create Rayala Telangana, with two districts – Anantapur and Kurnool of Rayalaseema and the present Telangana region, minus Khammam district. It is also proposed to make Hyderabad as a Union Territory.
Though Jagan has no way of communicating his view to the media, it is learnt that he told his party men and family members including his mother and party honorary president Vijayamma to strongly oppose the latest proposal.
Jagan’s view have reflected in the statement of YSR Congress leaders MLAs Balineni Srinivasa Reddy, Chenna Kesava Reddy and former MLC Mohan Reddy who spoke to the media on Friday evening. They said neither the people of Telangana, nor Rayalaseema were favorable to the proposal. They said if the state was to be divided it should be in difference to the wishes of the people and not to favour some political parties, which have no future.
With Jagan, now a strong force in Rayalaseema taking deciding to oppose the Rayala Telangana proposal, there might be great trouble for the Congress party if the Centre tries to go any farther in the matter.