Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana E S L Narasimhan suddenly rushed to New Delhi on Saturday, amidst reports that the Narendra Modi government has sought a ground report on the situation in the two states, particularly in Andhra Pradesh where the movement for special category status is picking up.
Apparently getting disturbed over the intelligence report about the growing resentment among the people of Andhra Pradesh over denial of special category status and lack of allocation of funds to the state in the budget, the Centre wants to know from the Governor how the issue could be sorted out.
Narasimhan, who will be there in New Delhi for two days, will explain to Modi how both the ruling parties are upping the ante against the BJP, which has almost become a loner in the Telugu states.
The saffron party is not able to counter the allegations of the TDP and the TRS that the Centre had shown step-motherly attitude towards the Telugu states.
Another interesting point the centre wants to know from the Governor is the latest bonhomie between the TRS and the TDP. If these two parties join together, they can stall the BJP for at least another two terms.
Depending on the Governor’s report, the Centre is likely to come up with some sops that would please both the states and help the BJP revive at least to some extent.