Vijayamma acts blind on Telangana Issue

The much-hyped road show by YSR Congress party honorary president Y S Vijayalakshmi in Parkal constituency in Warangal district went off peacefully without any disturbance, though she refrained from making much reference to the Telangana statehood issue in her speech.

Vijayamma and her daughter Sharmila confined most of their speeches to Jagan’s arrest and Y S Rajasekhara Reddy’s pet schemes, rather than harping too much on the Telangana statehood demand.

Vijayamma just made a reference to Jagan’s comment that the YSR Congress party would respect the sentiments of the people of Telangana. She also recalled that YSR had laid special focus on the development of Telangana region, while leaving the statehood issue to the Centre.

Sharmila too made a passing reference on the Telangana issue, stating that party candidate Konda Surekha had first resigned for Telangana, but her resignation was not accepted. On the second instance, she had resigned for farmers.

However, both mother and daughter did not talk about the Telangana bifurcation issue. Though Surekha and her husband Murali managed to mobilise good number of crowds to the road show at  Geesukonda which happens to be their native village. But lack of clarity on the Telangana state demand is said to have disappointed the locals.