“I am ready to sacrifice the CM’s post in the overall interests of the state and the people,” Reddy said, stressing that his future was not more important than that of the coming generations of the state.
Maintaining that he was not challenging the party leaders, Reddy questioned their July 30 decision to form Telangana.
“If the CWC’s decision is engraved in stone, what about the commitments made by the Congress’s tallest leaders — Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi — towards united Andhra,” asked Reddy, stating that he had tried his best to persuade the CWC to annul the division.
Reddy cited the statement of Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh, who is in charge of Andhra Pradesh affairs and had remarked two days ago that he (Reddy) should act as chief minister of the entire state. “That is exactly my point. I am CM of united Andhra. And his statements only inspire me further to be like one.”
Reddy’s challenging tone since the Telangana decision led to speculation that he would quit.