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Hidden agenda behind Chandrababu Naidu's Delhi trip ?
Telugu Desam Party president and former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu's proposed visit to New Delhi leading high level party delegation, starting from September 21, is creating many political storms in Andhra Pradesh.

He will be leading a joint delegation of his party's Telangana and Andhra leaders. He is proposing to meet President of India Pranab Mukherjee and other senior leaders in New Delhi.

Though he is claiming that his efforts are only to bring pressure on the Centre to resolve the issues that are central to state bifurcation so that people of neither region would stand to lose, many observers are viewing he had some hidden agenda. He resorting to this visit suspending his high-profile "self-respect bus yatra", which was till now covered two districts in the Seemandhra regin, which is witnessing massive people's agitations oppositng Centre's move to bifurcate the state.

The delegation is trying for appointment with the President of India, the prime minister and the finance minister, apart from leaders of other national parties. Many viewing that he sueendly planned this visit to divert the attention of the people of Andhra Pradesh from his inability to take a open stand favouring or opposing formation of Telangana state.

Y S R Congress leaders openly accusing that his agenda was to obstruct release of their leader Y S Jaganmohan Reddy on bail from prison. He is in jail since May, last year on disproportionate assets case, being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

They are accusing that Chandrababu Naidu colluded with Congress party in keeping Jaganmohan Reddy behind jail and visiting New Delhi whenever they are expecting their leader may get bail. As the CBI submitted all charge sheets before the CBI Special Court, Jaganmohan Reddy is expecting to come out on bail soon.  Already arguments were over on his bail petition and the court is expected to deliver its order on Monday.

Some other sources indicating that Chandrababu Naidu is badly attempting to revive his party’s truce with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to take advantage from its prime ministerial candidate Narendra MOdi’s influence among voters. Till now, Chadnrababu Naidu only once led his party to success in general elections in 1999. At that time, it was possible due to poll pact with BJP and image of the then prime minister Atal Behari Vajapayee helped his party to return to power.

However, Telangana activists are suspecting that Chandrababu Naidu is attempting to stall process of formation of Telangana state using his influence among Congress and BJP top leaders in Delhi.

 'Our line of argument would be that since the Congress is the creator of the mess in the state, it has to resolve it. Let the Congress take a serious look at it, identity the irritants and see that people of the two regions will be happy,' said party senior leader Kambhampati Ramamohana Rao.

Naidu, who was on a bus yatra in Seemandhra region, suspended it and has been holding meetings with leaders of Telangana and Andhra regions. The leaders with whom Naidu conferred in the last few days included Yanamala Ramakrishnudu, KE Krishna Murthy, Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy, Kodela Siva Prasada Rao, Sujana Chowdary, CM Ramesh and K Ramamohana Rao among others from the Seemandhra region.

The Telangana leaders with whom Naidu held talks included Errabelli Dayakara Rao, Revuri Prakash Reddy, Nama Nageswara Rao, Ramesh Rathod and A Reventh Reddy. According to party sources, the idea is to apprise the leaders of all parties in Delhi about the agitation that is going on in Andhra and Rayalaseema.

It would be better if leaders of the joint action committees on either side of the divide are brought on one platform and their apprehensions addressed. Then, there could be a solution acceptable to people in the two regions, the sources said.

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