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What is Jaipal Reddy doing?

What is Jaipal Reddy doing?

It's long time since one has heard about senior Congress leader and former Union Minister S Jaipal Reddy.  

Once a hot favourite for the Chief Minister’s post, Jaipal is now completely ignored not only by the people, but also the party leaders in Telangana.

Ever since the Congress conceded defeat to the Telangana Rashtra Samithi in Telangana in 2014 elections, Jaipal has virtually gone into political oblivion.

He appeared in Gandhi Bhavan a couple of times, but did not play any prominent role. In fact, he has been staying in Hyderabad for quite some time, but the Telangana Congress leaders have hardly been going to him.

So, when he went to New Delhi on Monday to have a meeting with party president Sonia Gandhi, he suddenly got back into news.

Apparently, Sonia called him to enquire about the party affairs in Telangana. And he told her bluntly that the party has a long way to go in resurrecting itself, leave alone coming to power in Telangana.

During his 40-minute meeting with Sonia, Jaipal said the TRS was still a hot favourite for the people, as Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had managed to woo certain influential sections like employees and workers by increasing their salaries heftily.

It will take a long time for the anti-establishment feeling to develop in the State and till such time, the Congress leaders have to remain united and fight for the people’s cause, he suggested.