Hyderabad, June 26: In their hurry to settle the Telangana issue, the Congress has begun tinkering with the issue once again, disturbing the peace in the state. Its leakages to the press about its thoughts about giving a package and giving Rayala Telangana are going to disturb the state politics again.
After simmering with disturbances for years together, the state is coming back to normalcy and the emotions are coming down. The atmosphere to find a peaceful solution is emerging and it would be imprudent to disturb the atmosphere, but Congress is doing the same.
The ruling party is eager to put the party on the track in the Telangana region and is aiming to win majority seats in the region. It also wants to gain maximum number of districts in the Panchayat Raj elections. So it is hurrying to take a decision.
It has thought that either creation of Rayala Telangana or giving package would satisfy the Telangana region. However both the offers were being rejected by the Telangana leaders and TRS activists. Still the Congress is toying with these ideas.
In fact, right now there is no solution for the Telangana issue, since it is not clear on whose side, the Telangana people are. Before taking a decision, Congress has to wait and see what would be the opinion of the people of the region and the LB elections are a good opportunity.
The LB election results will tell the mood of the people of the region and will give an opportunity to come to a decision. They will tell whether their yearning for the state is an emotional one or a real intention. Congress can come to a decision by knowing the results.
But the Congress high command is in a hurry to come to a decision and is moving forward with tinkering with the issue. Its deliberate leakages to the media about a possible decision is again disturbing the atmosphere in the both regions of the state.
At the same time it may defer with the decision and may not go for local body elections and may wait for the general elections to come. But this strategy will do no good to the party and to the state. It would be prudent to go for the LB elections and to know the mood of the people.