The last Chief Minister of the undivided Andhra Pradesh, Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy, who has been 'missing' in action ever since he tasted poll drubbing as his party Jai Samaikyandhra Party routed in elections, has finally broken his silence. Kiran taken everyone in Hyderabad by surprise with his presence in the city on Tuesday. Kiran Reddy was in the city to unveil journalist Shekhar Gupta's new book "Anticipating India : The Best of National Interest"
Opening up his mouth on the prevailing conditions in the new states of Telangana and AP, Kiran Reddy said, "The things that I had predicted before bifurcation are all now turning out into reality. Be it power shortage in Telangana, sufferings of farmers in Telangana, water sharing woes between two states, what all I had said before have more or less become true today." Kiran made these remarks when reporters had asked him to comment on the turn of events post bifurcation.
No doubt Kiran Kumar Reddy holds a special place in the history of Telangana and AP. Kiran, who openly and out rightly opposed the bifurcation of state, in fact fought with his high-command and finally quit the party. Although Kiran floated his own political outfit Jai Samaikyandhra Party (JSP), it tasted a complete rout in the general elections including his brother Kishore Reddy lost in Kiran's native constituency of Piler.
Subsequently, Kiran Reddy shut down his party quietly and moved to Bangalore where his brothers have businesses and leading a peaceful life away from politics. Although there were strong reports that he would join BJP very soon, Kiran has neither confirmed them nor declined them. At the moment, Kiran leaves this to media to speculate.