Telangana leaders of the Congress have reacted in a subdued manner to the contentious terms of references of the Srikrishna panel for fear of action from the high command.
Meanwhile, the senior Congress leader and former home minister, Mr K. Jana Reddy, claimed he would be the Chief Minister of the separate Telangana state even as he rejected the authority of the joint action committee to call for resignations.
Sources said the Congress high command had told the T-leaders to endorse the UPA government’s steps to find a solution to the separate state demand or it may have to think of options such as imposition of President Rule.
That the high command directive was working became evident when Mr Jana Reddy, who is playing a key role in Telangana JAC, said he would not quit his post over the ToR.
Talking to mediapersons, he said that if the panel decided against T-state, “I will announce what action I will take then.” This means that Congress T-leaders have decided to bide their time till the panel submits its report.(DC)