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NEW DELHI: Telangana Congress leaders, anticipating a Cabinet reshuffle in the wake of the TRS Ministers' resignations, are likely to be disappointed as the Chief Minister, Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, is no mood to undertake the exercise now.
This follows the clearance given by the Congress high command to his proposal to put the reshuffle on hold till the Cabinet expansion. Dr. Reddy has decided to adjust the six subjects held by the TRS among the existing Ministers. Telangana Regional Congress Coordination Committee (TRCCC) leaders had pressured the high command to "listen to them" in the deliberations on Telangana matters. They argued with AICC leaders that the Congress must not lose ground to the TRS in the region. However, behind the effort was the hope that the reshuffle would take place after the meeting between the Chief Minister and the TRS president, K. Chandrasekhar Rao.
There is also a sense of disappointment among a section of the Telangana Congress leaders that the TRCCC has merely sought a package of Rs.2,000 crore for the development of Telangana. "They should have just pressed for more say in Telangana matters than demand a package. A wrong message has gone to the people with this demand that we have compromised the Telangana issue itself", a senior leader remarked. A silver lining for the TRCCC is the nod given by the AICC to accommodate their views more in future. The in-charge of AP Congress affairs, Digvijay Singh, will come here on August 4 for talks with TRCCC leaders.
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