Two aspects of the Telangana issue have been dealt with by an extraordinary amount of political correctness.
The first is the suddenness of it all. Sure, the sudden exit of a strong leader like Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, the hamhanded arrest of K. Chandrashekhar Rao and the participation of students have helped. But could “outside elements” have come in to Hyderabad to queer the pitch for incumbent chief minister K. Rosaiah and the Congress?
The second is the protest-resignations by a vast number of Congress MLAs. Usually the high command’s wish is gospel in the grand old party and sure there are emotions involved. Still, the legislators have acted completely against character and gone out of their way in registering their opposition to divide the State.
A good question to ask, simply because no one else is asking, is: could YSR’s ambitious son Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy be behind the rebellion, if not the protests? Is he hitting back at the party high command first for turning down the MLAs’ demand to make him CM and then for denying him his father’s seat?
* Respondents who feel this question is scurrilous and scandalous, if not downright sensational, need not take part in this churmuri poll.