Political observers feel that the new proposal was well thought of by the Congress leaders, who think that through this, they could control their twin problems -K Chandrasekhara Rao and Y S Jaganmohan Reddy.
It is being said that Congress senior leader and former minister J C Diwakar Reddy mooted this proposal first. Congress High Command is feeling that while it could satisfy the people of Telangana and marginalize the TRS and its chief K Chandrasekhara Rao, it could also reduce the influence of Y S Jaganmohan Reddy in the Rayalaseema region by dividing his own stronghold into two pieces. Congress leadership is feeling that both the TRS and the YSR Congress could be controlled through this proposal.
Jagan has no known strength in the Telangana region. However, he is strong in the Rayalaseema region. Congress High Command feels that even if Jagan could get some seats in Anantapur and Kurnool districts, he would not be able to attain majority in the Rayala Telangana state. Jagan would have to confine himself to the Kadapa and Chittoor districts, apart from the other Seemandhra districts. It should be seen if the Telangana leaders would accept the proposal of Rayala Telangana. Most have already rejected the proposal. Still when they are called to the discussion table, they might accept it, Congress leaders are hoping.