Seemandhra MP Kavuri Sambhasiva Rao and Telangana MLA N Uttam Kumar Reddy will be the representatives of the Congress party at the all-party conclave called to deliberate on the Srikrishna Commission Report before it is made public in New Delhi on January 6.
Pradesh Congress Committee president D Srinivas announced the names Mr Sambhasiva Rao, the MP from Eluru from West Godavari district and Mr Uttam Kumar Reddy the MLA from Huzurnagar in Nalgonda district as the party’s choices before media persons at Gandhi Bhavan on Monday.
Mr Srinivas further added that he would visit New Delhi on January 5 to coordinate with the party High Command over the issue.
When asked to comment on the decision of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi and the Bharatiya Janata Party to boycott the crucial meeting, Mr Srinivas said that the parties had their own reasons and it was purely their choice.
The Union Home Minister is expected to hand over copies of the 600 page Report of Justice B N Srikrishna Commission at the meeting and then call for deliberations and seek their suggestions on how best to proceed with the recommendations offered by the Panel.
After eliciting the suggestions of parties, the Home Minister would make an announcement revealing the contents of Commission Report in New Delhi, the PCC chief pointed out.
He expressed confidence that the SKC Commission Report would offer a permanent solution to the separate statehood issue.
Reacting on the Congress members extending support to Odarpu Yatra of former Kadapa MP YS Jaganmohan Reddy in Visakhapatnam, Mr Srinivas said the High Command would take appropriate decision at an appropriate time.
Earlier, Mr Uttam Kumar Reddy had called on the PCC chief’s residence and discussed the issue with him.
Meanwhile, Mr Uttam Kumar Reddy’s name as the representative from the Congress party is likely to be met with objections from the party leaders from Telangana who had already made their opposition clear, saying that he was close to Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy. The Chief Minister is known for his ‘Integrated Andhra Pradesh’ stance.