The YSR Congress has reached out to the Communist Party of India (Marxist) to seek support against the carving out of Telangana state from Andhra Pradesh.
On Tuesday, a delegation of the YSR Congress, including party president Jaganmohan’s mother Vijayalaxmi and Alagada MLA Sobha Nagreddy, met CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury and general secretary Prakash Karat here and submitted a memorandum.
Yechury extended support to YSR Congress for a unified Andhra Pradesh, and said the priority was to restore normalcy in the state as it was heading towards anarchy due to the Centre's “unilateral” decision.
“Today’s priority is to restore normalcy in Andhra Pradesh. The Congress party and central government should stop taking unilateral decisions. And they should bring on board everybody concerned to restore a sense of normalcy,” said Yechury.
Expressing concern over the “deteriorating” situation in the southern state, Yechury said, “Now the power grid is virtually broken down. As a result, train movement and communication has totally collapsed. Road transport employees are on strike. Schools and hospitals are not functioning. All this is leading to a chaotic anarchy and this is very, very damaging.”
Referring to the meeting with the YSR team, he said, “Right now, what we have discussed is how to restore normalcy.”
Asked whether TDP is moving closer to BJP and YSR to the Left, Yechury said, “I do not think it is alignment or realignment. The primary issue is to restore normalcy in Andhra and if you delay it further you are moving further to the state of anarchy.”