A day ahead of the Justice BN Srikrishna Commission Report is due to be made public, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Wednesday called on All India Congress Committee president Sonia Gandhi at 10, Janpath, her residence.
Highly placed sources say that the Chief Minister is believed to have brought up the issue of threats by senior Congress members from the state to resign if the Report recommends Andhra Pradesh remaining integrated.
The importance which was attached to Wednesday’s meeting can be gauged by the fact that Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy was given about an hour of the Congress president’s time.
According to sources, the security arrangements in place to ward off any untoward incidents after the Report is disclosed also came up in the discussion.
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee had already called up Pradesh Congress Committee president D Srinivas and directed him to invite all MPs to be present in the New Delhi on Wednesday.
According to sources, today’s meeting will discuss the impact on the party of the Report before it is disclosed to the nation.
Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy’s visit to the National Capital is to be part of the crucial meeting scheduled later for the evening and the crucial all-party conclave scheduled for Thursday. He had arrived in New Delhi early in the morning.
Ms Sonia Gandhi’s political advisor Ahmed Patel was also present when the Chief Minister called on her earlier in the day.
It is expected that Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy will also meet the Prime Minister later in the afternoon.