UPA Chairperson and the Congress President Sonia Gandhi was in a rude shock when a huge number of empty chairs greeted her in Guntur during an election rally on Friday. This was Sonia Gandhi’s first visit to the Seemandhra region after the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. Seemandhra will go for polls for the Lok Sabha and Assembly on May 7.
As we know Sonia Gandhi has become the biggest enemy of Seemandhra as she has taken the sole credit in the formation of Telangana. Sonia Gandhi who has controlled the government for a decade in an unofficial role has been chiefly responsible for dividing a prosperous state like Andhra Pradesh for her own political benefits.
Sonia Gandhi and her Congress party has already got its calculations wrong in the Telangana region. Expecting that the TRS party would merge into them following the passage of the Telangana bill, the Congress has been given hand by KCR who wanted to keep his political interests in tact.
The Congress President on Friday appealed to the empty chairs in Guntur besides the likes of Chiranjeevi and N Raghuveer Reddy that they should not vote for the TDP-BJP combine. Mrs Gandhi said that the BJP and the TDP were two sides of the same coin and were communal forces. Sonia Gandhi warned whatever little audience that turned out in the meeting from falling in the trap of the TDP-BJP who according to her were coming in the mask of development.
As if she was doing a great favour to Seemandhra, Sonia Gandhi said that the Polavaram project was going to be a reality to benefit them following the formation of Telangana. Sonia Gandhi reminded her audience that Telangana was formed only after getting consent from all the parties. She even said that the late YS Rajasekhara Reddy had agreed to the state division in 2009 itself!
Now will the YSRCP Chief YS Jagan clarify whether his late father who was one of the most popular Chief Ministers of the state was willing to divide Andhra Pradesh?