It is now official. TDP president Chandrababu Naidu met Union Home Minister Chidambaram secretly about the Telangana statehood issue. This confirms what the Telangana activists have been saying from a long time – that Chandrababu is the mastermind behind the anti-Telangana movement. From last one year, news was floating around that Chandrababu met Chidambaram secretly and they both reached an agreement on the statehood issue.
Replying to MIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi and TDP MP Nama Nageshwara Rao in the Lok Sabha, union Home Minister Chidambaram mentioned that Chandrababu had met him about the Telangana issue.
It should be reminded here that the secret report of Justice Srikrishna Committee had recommended that the UPA government should manage Chandrababu Naidu and it should see to it that the TDP does not attend any consultation meetings on resolving the Telangana statehood issue. The committee felt that by managing Chandrababu and TDP, the UPA government can indefinitely delay the issue. The committee hoped that the Telangana movement would eventually fizzle out due to this delay.
The latest expose shows how Chandrababu Naidu was lying in broad day light all these days. It proves that the TDP supremo is against Telangana formation and might turn out to be a final nail in the TDP’s coffin.
With Chidambaram openly stating that Naidu had in fact met him, both of them should now make public what transpired in their ‘secret’ meeting.